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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Economics (B.A.)

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Bachelor of Arts

The content of the curriculum for the B.A. degree in Economics offers a comprehensive coverage of subjects. The program is designed to prepare students as i) citizens with future influence by virtue of a university degree; ii) future holders of jobs which require training in economics; and iii) future postgraduate students of economics. For the first group, the curriculum offers training in rational thought and the connections between theory and main features of policy. For the second group, the curriculum offers the standard tools of economic analysis and an appreciation of the interdependence of world economies. For the third group, the curriculum, by virtue of its content of research methods and statistics, and econometrics offers entry into M.A. and Ph.D. programs. A holder of the B.A. in Economics from AUC can participate in advanced training on equal basis with undergraduates from major American and British Universities.

A student who intends to major in Economics must satisfy the followingrequirements:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 27 credit hours of study including ECON 201, ECON 202 and ECON 216.
  • Earn an average of “B” or higher in Econ 201 and Econ 202 with a minimum “B-” in each course
  • Earn a minimum of “B” in ECON 216*
  • Meet the GPA requirements as determined by the department each semester

*Alternatively, earn an average of “B” or higher in MACT 131 and MACT 132 with a minimum “B-“ in each course.

Notwithstanding these requirements, a subcommittee of the department might in exceptional cases and on a case-by-case basis decide on admission of students after examining their overall record.

A total of 120 credits is required for the bachelor’s degree in economics:

Core Curriculum (34-46 credits)

Plus Six other courses in economics including POLS 351


Students who plan to pursue graduate studies in economics are strongly advised to take ECON 416 and ECON 418, since these are prerequisites for the master’s program.

Collateral Requirements (6 credits)

Electives (14-26 credits)

Depending on the number of credit hours needed to complete the 120 stated above.

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