BS in Economics

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics is designed for those who wish to enter government, legal, business, or teaching professions. Intellectually challenging, the economics degree offers sound training in economic theory and institutions, while fostering the ability to analyze the problems of business and society through modern quantitative methods.

Note: Students pursuing the economics degree program may have to cross-register and take upper-level courses in the College of Arts & Sciences at day tuition rates.

Distribution Requirements

(total 48 credits)

English

  • MET EN 104 English Composition
  • MET EN 201 Intermediate Composition

Mathematics

  • Four credits in a Metropolitan College math course numbered MET MA 113 or higher

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications

Literature

  • Four credits in a 100- or 200-level MET EN literature course or MET HU 221

Natural Science

  • Eight credits in the natural sciences (N)

Philosophy

  • Four credits

History

  • Four credits

Additional Courses

  • Four credits in the humanities (H)
  • Four credits in the social sciences (S)
  • Four credits in the humanities (H) or natural sciences (N)

Specialization and Related Courses

(total 56 credits)

A total of 14 courses (56 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required. Courses must be selected with the advice and approval of the department coordinator.

Required Courses

Choose ten economics courses (40 credits), including the six courses below:

  • MET EC 101 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis
  • MET EC 102 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis
  • MET EC 201 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • MET EC 202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
  • MET EC 203 Empirical Economics 1
  • MET EC 204 Empirical Economics 2

The remaining four economics courses must be above MET EC 320. This requirement may have to be met by taking a course(s) in the College of Arts & Sciences at day tuition rates.

Related Courses

Three courses (12 credits) selected from offerings in the related fields of accounting, anthropology, finance, geography, history, mathematics, political science, or sociology.

Electives

(total 28 credits)

Usually seven courses (28 credits), but possibly more depending on transfer credits, chosen with the advice of an academic counselor.