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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Admissions Information

For current admissions information, please visit the Metropolitan College website.

Distribution Requirements

(total 48 credits)


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


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

Computer Science

  • MET CS 101 Computers and Their Applications


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

Natural Science

  • 8 credits in the natural sciences (N)


  • 4 credits


  • 4 credits

Additional Courses

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

Major and Related Courses

(total 52 credits)

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.

Required Courses

Choose 10 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.


(total 28 credits)

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