Economics Major

Bachelor's Degree (BS or BA)

Program Prerequisites: Most business and economics courses with numbers above 3000 require prior completion of the "Business Foundations" - ACTG 2010, ECON SS2010, ECON SS2020, IST 2010, and QUAN SI2600. All Accounting courses numbered above 3000 require Business Foundations except ACTG 3110, 3400, and 3500.   (Refer to John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics' Requirements.)

Grade Requirements: Candidates for the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees must complete all prerequisite and required business and economics courses with a grade of "C-" or higher. In addition, the cumulative Business Foundations GPA, the overall business and economics GPA, and the overall university GPA must be 2.5 or higher.

Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation - 60-61 of these are John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics required courses and 24 are required within the major.

Admission Requirements:  Acceptance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is required for all business majors, minors, emphases, and certificates. To be admitted, students must register for and complete BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899 (for non-business Economics majors only). Students may obtain information regarding admissions from the GSBE Advising Center, WB 211, (801) 626-6534, and/or the Department of Economics, WB 226, (801) 626-6066,

General Education

Refer to General Requirements for either Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts requirements. ECON AI1740 is recommended to fulfill the Senate Bill Requirement in American Institutions.

MATH QL1050 is a prerequisite for ECON SS2010, QUAN SI2400, and QUAN SI2600. Students seeking a major in Economics should plan to take the necessary mathematics courses as early as possible in their program of study.

Course Requirements for B.S. or B.A. Degree

John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics Requirements:

  • Liberal Support Curriculum (13 or 14)
  • Business Foundations (13)
  • Business Cross-Functional Core (19)
  • Business Functional Core (15)
  • Business Courses Required (12 credit hours)
  • ECON 2899 Economics Foundations and Admission Assessment (0)
  • ECON 4010 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3)
  • ECON 4020 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)
  • ECON 4980 Research Methods (3)
  • IST 3110 Information Technology for Business (3)

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Select from the following: 

  • ECON 3090 History of Economic Thought (3)
  • ECON 3110 International Trade (3)
  • ECON 3120 International Finance & Monetary Systems (3)
  • ECON 3400 Labor Economics (3)
  • ECON 3410 Women in the World Economy (3)
  • ECON 4170 Economic Development (3)
  • ECON 4320 Industrial Organization (3)
  • ECON 4520 Public Finance (3)
  • ECON 4550 Introduction to Econometrics (3)
  • ECON 4560 Mathematical Economics (3)
  • ECON 4800 Independent Research (1-3)
  • ECON 4810 Experimental Courses (1-3)
  • ECON 4920 Short Courses, Workshops (1-3)