Freshman YearCredits
ECNS 101IS - Economic Way of Thinking*3
COMX 111US - Introduction to Public Speaking3
ECNS 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics*3
WRIT 101W - College Writing I Students exempt from WRIT 101W are still required to fulfill twelve credits of Communication related courses.3
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus
or M 171Q - Calculus I
University Core and Electives 14
Year Total: 30
Sophomore YearCredits
ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Acct3
ECNS 204IS - Microeconomics*3
WRIT 201 - College Writing II3
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3
University Core and Electives18
Year Total: 30
Junior YearCredits
and Senior Year
ECNS 301 - Intermediate Micro with Calc3
ECNS 303 - Intermediate Macro with Calc3
ECNS 432R - Benefit-Cost Analysis
or ECNS 403R - Intro to Econometrics
STAT 217Q - Intermediate Statistical Concepts3
University Core and Electives 48
Year Total: 60
Total Program Credits: 120

NOTE:  ECNS 251IS(4 credits) may be substituted for the 3 course sequence ECNS 101IS, ECNS 202, and ECNS 204IS.

Electives Must Include:

AGBE 337Agricultural Law3
or BGEN 361 Principles of Business Law
Choose one of the following:3
Prof Business Communication
Intermediate Tech Writing
Advanced Writing
Professional Writing
Social Sciences6
(excluding AGBE/ECNS; the 6 credits must be from one or more of the following disciplines: anthropology, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, or history)
These six social science electives are to be over and above University Core Requirements.
Upper division selected courses in AGBE/ECNS **15

At least two AGBE/ECNS courses (6 credits) at the 400 level or higher are required, excluding seminars, 490's/492's.

Students completing a double major with economics as one of the majors are only required to meet their University Core or Social Science requirements.

Students completing a double major with finance and economics as the two majors may use ECNS 313 Money and Banking as an elective in the economic major.

Entrance to the Economics Program

Program entrance requirements are that a student must

  1. have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and received a grade of C or better in each of the following courses: ECNS 101IS, ECNS 202, ECNS 204IS, and M 161Q or M 171Q (or their equivalents), OR
  2. be an incoming transfer student or of freshman standing.

Graduation Requirements

Economics students must receive a grade of C or better in ECNS 101IS, ECNS 202, ECNS 204IS, ECNS 301, ECNS 303, and M 161Q or M 171Q (or their equivalents) to meet departmental graduation requirements. All other courses counting toward departmental requirements must be graded C- or better. Thirty-three (33) economics credits are needed to graduate.  Twelve communication credits are required for graduation.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.