General Economics Option

Please consult an advisor in your major department for clarification and interpretation of your major requirements. The major consists of 62-98 units; the B.A. degree requires a total of 180 units. Students receiving a B.A. degree major in Economics from this university may complete an option in General or Social Science Economics..

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

I. LOWER DIVISION CORE (17 UNITS)

  • ECON 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (4)
  • ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
  • MATH 1304 Calculus I (4)
    • or MATH 1810 Math for Business & Social Sciences (4)
  • STAT 1000 Elements of Probability & Statistics (5)
    • or STAT 2010 Elements of Statistics for Business & Econ. (5)

II. UPPER DIVISION CORE (16 UNITS)

  • ECON 3000 Micro-Economic Theory I (4)
  • ECON 3001 Micro-Economic Theory II (4)
  • ECON 3005 Macro-Economic Theory (4)
  • ECON 3310 Money, Banking, & Financial Intermediaries (4)

III. OPTION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL ECONOMICS OPTION (32 UNITS)

The General Economics Option is the more rigorous of the two options and is strongly recommended, because it requires econometrics (which is one of the most useful courses in the major for equipping students with the data analysis skills valued by employers).

Additional Upper Division Core (4 units)

  • ECON 4400 Introduction to Econometrics (4)

Electives (28 units)

Students must select seven upper division economics courses (from below), excluding: ECON 3551, 3898, 4900.

  • ECON 3107 Global Economic Analysis (4)
  • ECON 3140 Engineering Economy (4)
  • ECON 3170 History of Economic Thought (4)
  • ECON 3200 Comparative Economic Systems (4)
  • ECON 3370 Public Sector Economics (4)
  • ECON 3375 Public Choice: The Economics of Politics (4)
  • ECON 3500 Urban Economics (4)
  • ECON 3680 Labor Economics (4)
  • ECON 3999 Issues in Economics (4)
  • ECON 4000 Mathematical Economics (4)
  • ECON 4306 Environmental Economics (4)
  • ECON 4315 Monetary Theory (4)
  • ECON 4520 Industrial Organizational & Public Policy (4)
  • ECON 4550 Economics of Sports (4)
  • ECON 4590 Selected Topics in Economic Analysis (4)
  • ECON 4700 International Trade (4)
  • ECON 4705 International Finance (4)
  • ECON 4710 International Economic Development (4)
  • ECON 4950 Adv. Stat. Packages for Data Analysis (4)