Economics, B.S.

The economics program studies how society allocates scarce resources. It is comprised of two parts: microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics studies individual firms and consumers and models the decisions they make in various types of markets and other institutional settings. Macroeconomics examines national income, growth, unemployment, and prices that result from the interaction of microeconomic agents. This degree is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and is not considered a degree in business administration. A maximum of 25 percent of courses for a B.S. degree in Economics can be taken in business courses. Any student electing the B.S. alternative should consult directly with the department chair to develop an acceptable degree program. 

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  • Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120
  • Total Time to Graduate (14-17 Credit Hours Each Term): 8 Semesters or 4 years (if attending only fall and spring terms)
    *The time to graduation is for students beginning the program with no prior college credit.
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Assessment: Student Learning Outcomes