Bachelor of Science in Economics

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics degree program 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.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Economics will be able to demonstrate:

  • A broad overview of economic concepts, theories, and applications.
  • Critical-thinking skills and an ability to understand the fundamentals of microeconomic and macroeconomic theories.
  • A broad-based education in the liberal arts, including exposure to the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, that may be considered complete in itself or suitable as preparation for graduate study.

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.

A total of 48 credits is required.

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)

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A total of 13 courses (52 credits), completed with a grade of C or higher, is required. Courses must be selected with the advice and approval of the department coordinator.

Major Courses

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

One semester of a standard two-semester sequence for those considering further work in management or economics. Includes the economics of households, business firms, and markets; consumer behavior and the demand for commodities; production, costs, and the supply of commodities; price determination, competition, and monopoly; efficiency of resource allocation; market failures and governmental regulation; income distribution; and poverty.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Busey CAS B06A R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

One semester of a standard two-semester sequence for those considering further work in management and economics. Includes national economic performance; problems of recession, unemployment, inflation, and trade and budget deficits; money creation, government spending, and taxation; economic policies for full employment and price stability; and international trade and payments.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Constantino CAS 218 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Determination of commodity and factor prices under differing market conditions of competition and monopoly.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Walsh FLR 121 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Determination of aggregate income and employment. Analysis of fiscal and monetary policy. Inflation and income policy. Problems of the open economy.  [ 4 cr. ]

Statistical techniques are presented and applied to a variety of economics problems. Extensive use of the statistical software package STATA.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Mookim MCS B23 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Builds on the material in MET EC 203, developing more complex statistical techniques and applications.  [ 4 cr. ]

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:

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political science
  • Sociology

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

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