ECONOMICS – Department Code:  ECO


Economics uses the idea of maximizing behavior to provide a unified framework for studying human action. The economics curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of economic theory and its application to a wide range of human behavior. The program provides excellent preparation for careers in business, in government, and in international agencies. It is particularly recommended for students planning graduate study or professional training in fields such as law, business, international studies, public administration, and economics.


An Economics major can earn either a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) by meeting the appropriate School of Business Administration requirements.


The major in economics consists of at least 24 semester hours, which must include:

MTH130 or MAS110 or a higher calculus course is required of all Economics majors and minors.  The calculus course must be completed before enrolling in ECO302.


Business students may minor in economics by taking nine semester hours in addition to the business core courses of ECO211, ECO212, and ECO302.

Non-business students in any school or college may minor in economics.  Non-business students are required to take ECO211, ECO212, ECO302 and two additional economics courses for a total of 15 semester hours.

Note: All courses submitted for the major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher and with an overall grade point average of “C” or higher.

Academically qualified students may elect to take courses from the Department’s curriculum for Honors credit.

Members of the Department are prepared to counsel students in the selection of courses and in other matters relating to the preparation for careers. Economics may be the major of a candidate for the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Consult the Graduate Bulletin for the program general requirements.