University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Economics B.A. - Economics Education

  • This major concentration contains course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration 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 education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.
  • To complete this concentration, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • This major does not qualify as a single field endorsement. Individuals must complete the education/teaching concentration in a second major or education/teaching minor in another content area.

Bachelor of Arts - Economics; Concentration in Economics Education

General Education Requirements

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


Lower-Division Core6
Upper-Division Core13
Upper-Division Electives17
Non-Economics Required Courses8
Economics Education Concentration Requirements3
Total Hours47

Degree Specific Credits: 47

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

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

Lower-Division Core

Complete all of the following courses:
ECNS 201SPrinciples of Microeconomics3
ECNS 202SPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
Total Hours6

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.

Complete all of the following courses:
ECNS 301Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus3
ECNS 302Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECNS 403Introduction to Econometrics4
ECNS 481Communicating Economics3
Total Hours13

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Electives

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

Complete 17 credits of the following courses: 17
Introduction to Health Economics
Labor Economics
Money and Banking
Public Finance
Economics of Sports
Special Topics
Game Theory
Industrial Organization
International Trade
Economics of the Environment
Introduction to Environmental Economics & Climate Change
Advanced Topics in Economic Development
Behavioral and Experimental Economics
Special Topics
Senior Seminar
Forest Environmental Economics
Economic Geography of Rural Areas
Public Policy Issues and Analysis
Total Hours17

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Non-Economics Required Courses

Rule: All courses are required.

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

Complete all of the following courses:
M 171Calculus I4
or M 162 Applied Calculus
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics4
Total Hours8

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Economics Education Concentration

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

Complete the following course:
EDU 394Seminar/Workshop3
Total Hours3

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