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BS in Economics

Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and the approval of the department undergraduate advisor. The department counsels freshmen and transfer students. 

University Requirements

  • A total of 120 credit hours 
  • 6 credit hours of college writing 
  • 3 credit hours of college mathematics or the equivalent by examination 

General Education Requirements

  • A total of ten courses, consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas
  • At least one course from Area Five: The Natural and Mathematical Sciences must include a laboratory science component
  • No more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline

Major Requirements

  • 48 credit hours with grades of C or better
  • No more than 6 of the 48 credit hours may be fulfilled by
    Washington Economic Policy Semester courses or economics
    courses from study abroad programs.
  • No more than 3 credit hours of independent reading and study
    courses or internships may be applied to the major.

Course Requirements

Core (30 credit hours)

  • ECON-100 Macroeconomics (3) 
  • ECON-200 Microeconomics (3) 
  • ECON-400 Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus (3) 
  • ECON-401 Intermediate Macroeconomics with Calculus (3)
  • ECON-322 Applied Econometrics (4)
  • ECON-505 Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3) 
  • MATH-211 Applied Calculus I (4) or MATH-221 Calculus I (4) 
  • STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) or STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) 
  • One of the following: 
  • ACCT-240 Principles of Accounting (3) 
  • CSC-280 Introduction to Computer Science I (4) 
  • MATH-222 Calculus II (4) 
  • MATH-223 Calculus III (4)
  • MATH-310 Linear Algebra (3) 
  • Capstone (3 credit hours) one of the following: 
  • ECON-480 Research Seminar in Economics (3) 
  • ECON-491 Internship (3) 
  • ECON-492 Internship in Teaching Economics (3) 
  • Study abroad course with emphasis in economics or political economy at the 300-level or higher (3)
  • Electives, 15 credit hours of additional economics courses (ECON-xxx) at the 300 level or above, excluding ECON-370 International Economics. Students may take no more than two of the following:
  • ECON-361 Economic Development
  • ECON-362 Microeconomics of Economic Development
  • ECON-363 Macroeconomics of Economic Development

University Honors Program

To graduate with University Honors, students must be admitted to the University Honors Program, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50, and receive grades of B or better in all University Honors course work. There are three levels of University Honors course requirements: Level I (100-200-level); Level II (300-level and above); and Level III (Honors Capstone Project). The department Honors coordinator advises students in the University Honors Program regarding requirements for graduating with University Honors in the major. For more information, go to the University Honors Program.