Economics, B.S. Program (120 units)
The BS in Economics trains students in the tools of economic analysis and exposes them to a great breadth of areas in which those tools can be used to tackle problems, including international trade and finance, labor markets, industry structure, firms’ business strategy and competition, public policy and management, the environment, health care, economic development and income inequality, corporate governance and entrepreneurship, money markets and Federal Reserve policy, and law. The program provides rigorous analytical training and quantitative and programming skills that equip students to correctly formulate (and solve) complex problems in the preceding areas and in the daily decision-making and financial planning of their everyday lives. Economics students learn techniques for critically analyzing and correctly evaluating key issues in public policy, and those skills can also be applied outside the public sector (e.g., to business).
As an economics training is highly valued by employers, the program prepares students for a broad variety of careers including those in business, law, banking and insurance, government, consulting, journalism, teaching, research, and starting a business.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Economics will be able to:
- Formulate mathematical models to solve microeconomic problems.
- Formulate mathematical models to solve macroeconomic problems.
- Analyze research data using modern statistical software packages.
- Construct coherent economic policy arguments, grounded in economic theory.
Degree Requirements Unit-Outline
- A baccalaureate of science degree requires a total of 120 units:
- The major requirements consists of 60 units;
- General Education (GE) & Graduation Requirements (GR) consists of 57 units;
- Free Electives may consist of 3 units (actual number of fee elective units may depend on GE/GR units).
Note: It may be possible to double-count units within the graduation requirements or that a course may satisfy both a graduation requirement and a major requirement. Students should contact their program and AACE advisors for information.
Economics Major Requirements (60 units)
Lower Division Core
Students are required to take the following seven (7) courses for 21 units.
Note: MATH 180 can be substituted with MATH 130. STAT 100 can be substituted with STAT 110. ECON 211 can be substituted with CS 100 or CS 101.
Upper Division Core
Students are required to take the following seven (7) courses for 21 units:
Choose six (6) courses for 18 units from the following list:
Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements
In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate requirements for graduation, which are described in the Requirements, Exams & Testing chapter of this catalog.