Economics B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 47-51

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: Refer to graduation requirements listed previously in the catalog. See index.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Core

6

Upper-Division Core

13

Upper-Division Electives

17

Non-Economics Required Courses

11-15

Teaching Economics Track

Total Hours

47-51


Lower-Division Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ECNS 201S

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECNS 202S

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Note: ECNS 398 credits do not count toward the total credits requirement for the major. The upper-division writing requirement must be met by successfully completing ECNS 481.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

ECNS 301

Intermediate Micro with Calc

3

ECNS 302

Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECNS 403

Introduction to Econometrics

4

ECNS 481

Communicating Economics

3

Total Hours

13

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Electives

Note: ECNS 398 does NOT count toward the total required credits for the major.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 17 credits of the following courses:

17

ECNS 310

Intro Health Economics

ECNS 312

Labor Economics

ECNS 313

Money and Banking

ECNS 320

Public Finance

ECNS 325

Economics of Sports

ECNS 391

Special Topics

ECNS 405

Game Theory

ECNS 406

Industrial Organization

ECNS 431

International Trade

ECNS 433

Economics of the Environment

ECNS 445

Int Env Econ & Clim Change

ECNS 450

Adv. Topics in Economic Dev.

ECNS 451

Behavioral and Experimental Economics

ECNS 491

Special Topics

ECNS 494

Senior Seminar

FORS 320

Forest Environmental Economics

GPHY 323S

Economic Geography of Rural Areas

NRSM 425

Nat Res & Envir Economics

PSCI 365

Pub Policy Issues and Analysis

Total Hours

17

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Non-Economics Required Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

Note: M 162 must be taken before ECNS 301. STAT 216 must be taken before ECNS 403. Students planning graduate study in economics should take M 171 and M 172 and consider M 221, M 307 and ECNS 511, ECNS 513 and ECNS 560.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 115

Probability and Linear Mathematics

3

M 171
& M 172

Calculus I
and Calculus II

4-8

or M 162

Applied Calculus

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics (or equivalent)

4

Total Hours

11-15

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Economics Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.

  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication and are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

  • This major does not qualify as a single field endorsement. Individuals must complete the teaching track in a second major or minor in another content area.

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach economics, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.