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2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Economics (B.A.)

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.


  • Must have completed a minimum of 27 credit hours of study including  ECON 2011  , ECON 2021  and ECON 2061  .
  • Earn an average of “B” or higher in ECON 2011  and ECON 2021  with a minimum “B-” in each course.
  • Earn a minimum of “B” in ECON 2061  *
  • Meet the GPA requirements as determined by the department each semester.

*Alternatively, earn an average of “B” or higher inMACT 1121  and MACT 1122   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 records.

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

Core Curriculum (40 credits)


Students who plan to pursue the Master of Arts in Economics are strongly advised to takeECON 4061  and ECON 4081  , since these are prerequisites for the program.

Electives (17 credits)