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.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the bachelor’s degree at Metropolitan College are required to complete a minimum of 32 courses (128 credits), including Hub requirements, major requirements, related courses, and electives.

Hub Requirements

All BU undergraduate students, including transfer students, will pursue coursework in the BU Hub, the University’s general education program that is integrated into the entire undergraduate experience. BU Hub requirements can be satisfied in a number of ways, including coursework in and beyond the major as well as through cocurricular activities. Students majoring in Economics will ordinarily, through coursework in the major, satisfy BU Hub requirements in Social Inquiry I & II, Quantitative Reasoning I, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Ethical Reasoning, and Critical Thinking.

Major and Related Courses

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 at the MET EC 320 level or higher. This requirement may have to be met by taking 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 are chosen with the advice of an academic counselor. The number of electives varies depending on transfer credit.