Economic Studies

Students with academic three-year degrees from accredited institutions and grade point averages of 2.75 or above will be admitted in unclassified, post-baccalaureate status to the Fourth Year Bridge Program. (Students with academic three-year degrees from accredited institutions who have previously completed A-level and 0-level exams are considered to have equivalency and are not subject to this policy. Students with three-year degrees who have later completed an accredited master's degree are also not subject to this policy.) Completion of this Bridge Program will result in the granting of Equivalent Academic Preparation for future admission to the M.A. in Economics graduate program at California State University, East Bay.

Students must maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average and earn at least a C- or above in all courses attempted. (Only General Education and University Writing Skills courses may be taken CR/NC.) Courses in which the earned grade is below a C- will be counted in the grade point average but will not be accepted as meeting a course requirement.

After completion of this Bridge Program, students who have earned at least a 3.0 overall grade point average will be admitted to the M.A. in Economics graduate program.

Admission to Bridge Program:

Applicants interested in the Fourth Year Bridge Program should submit their application form, application fee, and an official copy of their transcript and diploma to the Office of Admissions by the application deadline for the quarter in which they are applying. Write in "Unclassified Post Baccalaureate - Fourth Year Bridge Program" as the Major/Program Objective on the graduate application form.

Admission to the MA Economics Program:

Students in the Bridge Program who are planning to enroll in the MA Economics program should submit a Change of Graduate Objective Application to Enrollment Services at the beginning of their last quarter in the Bridge Program. Students will be considered for admission to the MA Economics program when Planning and Enrollment Management has received the Change of Graduate Objective Application.

PREREQUISITES:

Mathematics/Statistics Prerequisites (12-17 units)

  • MATH 1130 College Algebra (4)
  • MATH 1810 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I (4)
  • MATH 1820 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences II (4)
  • STAT 1000 Elements of Probability and Statistics (5) or
  • STAT 2010 Elements of Statistics for Business and Economics (5) or
  • STAT 6011 Statistical Modeling for Management and Economics (4)

Requests for waivers for any of the following required courses will not be accepted.

REQUIRED COURSES:

MA Foundation Coursework (24 units)

Required Courses (16):

  • ECON 3000 Micro-Economic Theory (4)
  • ECON 3005 Macro-Economic Theory (4)
  • ECON 4000 Seminar in Micro-Economic Theory (4)
  • ECON 4400 Introduction to Econometrics (4)

Two Economics Elective chosen from the following list (8):

  • ECON 3140 Topics in Economic History
  • ECON 3170 History of Economic Thought
  • ECON 3180 Selected Topics in Economic Thought
  • ECON 3190 Market Processes-Theory and Applications
  • ECON 3200 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECON 3310 Money, Banking, and Financial Intermediaries
  • ECON 3370 Public Sector Economics
  • ECON 3375 Public Choice: The Economics of Politics
  • ECON 3500 Regional and Urban Economics: Survey
  • ECON 3680 Labor Economics
  • ECON 3685 Law and Economics of Labor Institutions
  • ECON 4306 Environmental Economics
  • ECON 4315 Monetary Theory
  • ECON 4520 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
  • ECON 4590 Selected Topics in Economic Analysis
  • ECON 4700 International Trade
  • ECON 4705 International Finance
  • ECON 4710 International Economic Development

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (12 units)

The following three categories must be completed with courses taken at Cal State East Bay from three different departments.

Upper-division Science

Choose one course from the following:

ANTH 3100; BIOL 3006; CHEM 3010; ENGR 3190; ENVT 4320; GEOG 3115, 3120, 4320;
GEOL 3030, 3100, 3400; PHYS 3700; PSYC 3190, 3420, 4310, 4320, 4345, 4350, 4360, 4610,
4740; STAT 3040, 3050.

Upper-division Humanities

Choose one course from the following:

ART 3230; ENGL 3400, 3600, 3650, 3691, 3692, 3720, 3720, 4251; ES 3210, 3430, 3567, 3691;
HIST 3017, 3107, 3160, 3313, 3322, 3331, 3412, 3500, 3511, 3515, 3517, 3547, 3567, 3568, 3571,
3572, 3575, 3600, 4710; KPE 3700; MLL 3119, 3240, 3461; PHIL 3002, 3100, 3150, 3151, 3152,
3153, 3161, 3201, 3213, 3216, 3230, 3301, 3305, 3311, 3321, 3322, 3332, 3335, 3341, 3400, 3401,
3403, 3410, 3417, 3502, 3503, 3510, 3511, 3560, 3601, 3602, 3603, 3604, 3605, 3701, 3720, 3925,
4606; POSC 3410, 3503, 3703, 3704, 3711, 3713, 3715, 3716; SCI 3335; THEA 3000, 3225,
3310, 3411, 3423.

Upper-division Social Sciences

Choose one course from the following:

ANTH 3000, 3250, 3500, 3550, 3720, 3730, 3745, 3765, 3785, 3790; ECON 3000, 3005, 3006,
3107, 3150, 3170, 3190, 3200, 3310, 3370, 3375, 3500, 3680, 4306, 4315, 4590, 4710; ENGR
3140, 3600; ES 3030, 3105, 3110, 3165, 3333, 3552, 3555, 3556, 3800, 3805; GEOG 3000, 3200,
3360, 3505, 3540; HDEV 3800; KPE 3200, 3750; POSC 3101, 3111, 3115, 3170, 3201, 3204,
3222, 3260, 3280, 3290, 3330, 3333, 3340, 3417, 3418, 3419, 3470, 3500, 3505, 3510, 3520, 3521,
3550, 3800, 4171, 4861; REC 3200, 3202; SOC 3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 3420, 3425, 3431, 3610,
3620, 3750; WOST 3545.

UNIVERSITY WRITING SKILLS REQUIREMENT (UWSR) (0-8 units)

In order to satisfy the UWSR, you must do one of the following:

  1. Receive an essay score of Clear Competence (previously “8”) on the Writing Skills Test (WST). The WST may be taken for a maximum of two times with the higher of the two scores being the one that determines the coursework needed. For registration information for the WST, contact the Testing Office, WA 400, at (510) 885-3661.
  2. Successfully pass a second-tier upper division writing course (ENGL 3003, MKTG 3495, SCI 3010) with a grade of C- (CR) or better. The prerequisite to each of the second-tier writing courses is either a score of Developing Competence (previously “7”) on the WST or a CR grade in a first-tier upper division writing course (ENGL 3000 or 3001).
  3. Earn a score of 4.5 or better on the analytical writing portion of the GMAT or GRE, or a score of 53 or better on the writing portion of the CBEST.

Total units for the Fourth Year Bridge Program in Business Studies: 48-61