University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Economics B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Economics

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
Total Hours44

Degree Specific Credits: 44

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-