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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Economics (B.A.)

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Bachelor of Arts

The curriculum for the B.A. degree in Economics is designed to prepare students to be i) economists with an understanding of a wide range of economics subjects and equipped with the necessary analytical tools to do so or ii) experts in the economic development and policy making or iii) economists with a strong foundation in quantitative and financial economics. For the first group, the curriculum offers a wide range of courses pertaining to the different aspects of the economy in theory and practice. For the second group, the curriculum offers courses that specifically address the challenges of economic development and prospects of policy making in the region. For the third group, the program offers rigorous and advanced courses in econometric theory and application and in financial economics.

Students who seek a major in Economics must satisfy the following requirements prior to applying for declaration:

• Complete a minimum of 27 credit hours including ECON 2011 ECON 2021  and ECON 2061 .
• Earn an average grade of B or higher in ECON 2011  and ECON 2021  with a minimum grade of B minus in each course.
• Earn a minimum grade of B in ECON 2061  (Equivalently, earn a minimum grade of B MACT 1121 ).
* In the case of a second attempt of courses required for major declaration, the higher of the two grades earned will be considered. The grade of a third attempt or more will not be considered for the purpose of declaring a major in Economics.

The score for declaration will be calculated as follows:
(Economics GPA*50%) + (Overall GPA*50%)
Economics GPA is the GPA of all economics courses completed prior to applying for declaration (except ECON 1099).
Selection to declare a major in Economics is competitive and will be based on availability of space.

Degree Requirements
Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree in the following areas:
I. Core Curriculum (37 credits),
II. Collateral Requirements (9 credits),
III. Economics Core Requirements (39 credits),
IV. Requirements for General Economics Degree (15 or 16 credits)
V. Requirements for ‘Economic Development and Policy Analysis’ Concentration (15 or 16 credits),
VI. Requirements for ‘Quantitative and Financial Economics’ Concentration (15 or 16 credits),
VII. General Electives (19 or 20 credits)

I. Core Curriculum (37 credits)

The remaining 3 credit hours required to satisfy the Core are fulfilled by completing the course  ECON 308/3071 - Labor Economics (3 cr.)  

VII. General Electives (19 to 20 credits)

CO-OP (3 cr.)

Students majoring within the School of Business who meet other relevant criteria are eligible to apply for the optional BUSC 000/4000 - Experiential Learning : CO-OP (3 cr.)  as part of their general electives. Selection is highly competitive, subject to limited capacity, and based on criteria set by the School of Business. Students enrolled in BUSC 4000  are not permitted to concurrently enroll in any other course.

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