Schroeder School of Business

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Economics

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in economics is a combination of general education, major requirements, a supporting area of study, and free electives.


This degree requires completion of 124 semester hours, allocated as follows:

General Education – 41 hours: including Economics 470; Quantitative Methods 227

Economics Major – 33 hours: Economics 101, 102, 300, 345, 346, 372, 425; three approved upper division economics elective courses; Mathematics 134 or higher.

Supporting area of study – 18 hours (select one)

Business Administration: Accounting 210; Finance 361; Management 331, 377; Marketing 325, Software Application 110.

Public Policy: Political Science 143; five courses in politics or law. Students in this area should include Economics 381 among their economics electives.

Mathematics: Mathematics 221, 222, 365, 466; two or more courses in mathematics above the Mathematics 222 level. Students who select this area should not take Mathematics 134. Students who anticipate pursuing a graduate studies in economics are advised to include Mathematics 341 among their mathematics electives.

Other areas: Economics majors are invited to consult with their faculty advisors in designing other supporting areas. Examples might include communication, foreign languages, international studies, or computer science. A student must obtain approval for the self-designed area prior to the beginning of the senior year.

Electives – 32 hours