A major in economics prepares the student for research and management careers in business and government. It is an excellent preparation for advanced studies in business and public administration, international relations, and law. The course work equips the student with a practical understanding of economic and social problems and analytical skills to solve them.

A minor in economics is a valuable complement for any of the major degree programs offered by the College of Business. It is also recommended for students majoring in history, political science, sociology and public administration.

There are two (2) bachelor degrees offered in Economics:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences (BA/BS) in Economics

The BBA degree in Economics is intended for students who desire a business degree focused on applied economics. Students who pursue this degree take a broad array of business courses in addition to their economics coursework. The BA/BS degree in Economics is designed for students who want to study the subject from a social sciences perspective. Students may choose elective courses from any area, such as political science, history, geography, international studies, sociology or humanities.



Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and majoring in economics must take the College of Business Core requirements. In addition, they must take the following courses:

Code Course  Credit 
ECON 304  The Economics of Business Decisions 3
ECON 305   Macroeconomics Analysis & Policy 3
ECON 450  Applied Economics Analysis 3



An additional six (6) credit hours are required from economics courses numbered 300 or above that are not otherwise required for the major. 

An additional three (3) credit hours are required from a business elective course numbered 300 or above from outside the Davis College of Business core and Economics major requirements.

An optional course selection is ECON 455 which may not be taken as part of the required 15 credits for the major but is required for departmental honors. 

Students majoring in economics must earn a “C” or better in ECON 201, ECON 202, ECON 304, and ECON 305. ECON 304 and ECON 305 should be completed before a student has attained senior status.



Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Sciences degree and majoring in economics must take these business core courses:

Business Core

 Code Course Credit
 DSIM 301 
   or MATH 205 
Business Statistics 
or Elementary Statistic
 MGT 308 WI  Business Communications  3
 MGT 321

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

 CS 150  Personal Productivity Using Technology   3
 ECON 201  Principles of Macroeconomics  3
 ECON 202  Principles of Microeconomics  3
 MATH 112  Modern Applications of Mathematics  3



Students are required to also take the following courses:  

 Code Course  Credit 
 ECON 304  The Economics of Business Decisions   3
 ECON 305   Macroeconomics Analysis & Policy   3
 ECON 365  Survey of Modern Economics Thought  3
 ECON 455  Senior Seminar in Economics  3



 Additionally, students must take five (5) additional ECON courses numbered 300 or above for 15 additional credit hours.    


A minor in economics consists of 12 credits of economic courses numbered above ECON 202, three (3) credits of which must be ECON 304 or ECON 305. The remaining nine (9) credits are chosen with the written approval of an economics faculty member. A course taken as part of a major cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.

Students minoring in economics must earn a “C” or better in ECON 201 and ECON 202.​