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    The Economics Program

    The major in Economics is designed to provide a comprehensive education in both theoretical and applied economics. The Economics program seeks to provide a strong academic foundation for understanding the complexities of economic activity and decision making within both the private and public sectors and for understanding the relationship between the economy and society as a whole. Students will be able to apply rigorous analysis to economic issues and problems through the use of market-oriented theoretical models, quantitative techniques and economic reasoning.

    Distinctive features of the McKenna School’s Economics Degree

    • Since 1984, 9.2% of our Economics graduates have completed Ph.D. programs at some of the top universities in the U.S. 62.1% of our graduates completed graduate and law degrees. Our response rate is 98.7%. 
    • The Economics major is supported by the McKenna School’s Center for Political and Economic Thought (CPET), which brings to campus numerous public policy and economic scholars from around the world. To date, we have had seven Nobel Laureates in economics lecture as part of this series.
    • All Economics majors are supported by an outstanding faculty with PhDs in Economics from Indiana University of Bloomington (game theory and experimental economics, PhD student of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Elinor Ostrum), Princeton University (computational finance and private equity management), University at Albany (international trade, international finance, and monetary theory), George Mason University (statistics, applied econometrics and behavioral economics) and Purdue University (labor, industrial organization, and econometrics).
    • Students may join our nationally ranked mock trial team, SVC Law Society or the Omicron Delta Epsilon , the national Greek honor society for economics majors. 
       

    Economics 

    All economics majors (Economics B.A., Economics B.S. and Business Economics B.S.) must take the College Core Curriculum.

    College Core (48 credits)
    TH 119 First Theology (freshman year) - 3 credits
    Theology (200 Level) - 3 credits
    Theology (300 Level) - 3 credits
    History (100 Level) - 3 credits
    History (200 Level) - 3 credits
    PL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 credits
    Philosophy Elective (PL 215 Ethics suggested) - 3 credits
    Natural Science 100 Level with lab - 4 credits
    Natural Science 200 Level with lab - 4 credits
    EL 102 Language and Rhetoric (freshman year) - 3 credits
    English Elective (Literature Course) - 3 credits
    English Elective - 3 credits
    Fine Arts (100 Level) - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    First-Year Seminar (additional hour) - 1 credit


     

     Economics Major Requirements - B.A. (43 credits)
    BA 350 Statistics I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 101* Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    EC 102* Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    EC 201 Microeconomic Theory (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 202 Macroeconomic Theory (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 302 Labor Theory - 3 credits
    EC 351 International Trade and Development - 3 credits
    EC/BA 353 International Finance - 3 credits
    EC 360 Econometrics (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 380 Game Theory - 3 credits
    EC 390 Experimental Economics - 3 credits
    EC 480 Senior Thesis - 3 credits
    MA 109/111* Calculus I - 4 credits
    PS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 credits

     

    * Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Social Sciences and Mathematics.


     

    Economics Major Requirements - B.S.(53 Credits)
    BA 350 Statistics I or
        MA 208 Probability and Statistics - 3 credits
    EC 101* Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    EC 102* Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    EC 201 Microeconomic Theory (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 202 Macroeconomic Theory (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 302 Labor Theory - 3 credits
    EC 351 International Trade and Development - 3 credits
    EC/BA 353 International Finance - 3 credits
    EC 360 Econometrics - 3 credits
    EC 380 Game Theory - 3 credits
    EC 390 Experimental Economics - 3 credits
    EC 401 Advanced Microeconomic Theory - 3 credits
    EC 402 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory - 3 credits
    EC 480 Senior Thesis - 3 credits
    MA 109/111* Calculus I - 4 credits
    MA 110/112 Calculus II - 4 credits
    PS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 credits

    * Satisfies the Core Curriculum Requirement for Social Sciences and Mathematics.  

    Candidates for the B.S. degree who plan to pursue graduate work in economics, finance or related disciplines are strongly encouraged to complete, at minimum, Calculus III, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra. Consult with a member of the departmental faculty for further assistance in planning course work.


    Business Economics Major Requirements - B.S. (70 credits)  

    Business Core (43 credits)
    BA 100* Financial Accounting I (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 170* Organizational Behavior (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 220 Principles of Marketing (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 265 Management Information Systems (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 305 Business Ethics (junior year preferred) - 3 credits
    BA 320 Corporate Finance I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 340 Business Law (junior year) - 3 credits
    BA 350 Statistics I (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    BA 351 Statistics II (sophomore year) - 3 credits 
    BA 495 Business Policy and Strategy (senior year) - 3 credits
    EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    EC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics (freshman year) - 3 credits
    PS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 credits
    MA 109/111* Calculus I (freshman year) - 4 credits

    Economics Major requirements (27 credits)
    BA 101 Financial Accounting II (freshman year) - 3 credits
    BA 321 Corporate Finance II (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 201 Microeconomic Theory (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 202 Macroeconomic Theory (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 302 Labor Theory - 3 credits
    EC 351 International Trade and Development - 3 credits
    EC/BA 353 International Finance - 3 credits
    EC 360 Econometrics (sophomore year) - 3 credits
    EC 380 Game Theory - 3 credits 

     

      


     

    Major in Economics and Mathematics 
    For those students who will pursue upon graduation an advanced degree (masters or Ph.D. level) in finance or economics.

    College Core (40 credits)
    TH 119 First Theology (freshman year) - 3 credits
    Theology (200 Level) - 3 credits
    Theology (300 Level) - 3 credits
    History (100 Level) - 3 credits
    History (200 Level) - 3 credits
    PL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 credits
    Philosophy Elective - 3 credits
    EL 102 Language and Rhetoric (freshman year) - 3 credits
    English Elective (Literature Course) - 3 credits
    English Elective - 3 credits
    Fine Arts (100 Level) - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    First-Year Seminar (additional hour) - 1 credit
    Electives (5 credits)

    Economics Requirements (50 credits)
    BA 350 Statistics I or
         MA 208 Probability and Statistics - 3 credits
    EC 101* Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits
    EC 102* Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 credits
    EC 201 Microeconomic Theory - 3 credits
    EC 202 Macroeconomic Theory - 3 credits
    EC 302 Labor Theory - 3 credits
    EC 351 International Trade and Development - 3 credits
    EC 360 Econometrics - 3 credits
    EC 380 Game Theory - 3 credits
    EC 390 Experimental Economics - 3 credits
    EC 401 Advanced Microeconomic Theory - 3 credits
    EC 402 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory - 3 credits
    EC 480 Senior Thesis - 3 credits
    MA 111* Calculus I - 4 credits
    MA 112 Calculus II - 4 credits
    PS 100* Principles of American Politics - 3 credits

    Mathematics Requirements (29 credits)
    MA 113 Calculus III - 4 credits
    MA 114 Ordinary & Partial Differential Equations - 4 credits
    MA 115 Linear Algebra - 3 credits
    MA 203 Complex Variables - 3 credits
    MA 204 Topology - 3 credits
    MA 206 Real Analysis I - 4 credits
    PH 111* General Physics I - 3 credits
    PH 113* General Physics I Lab - 1 credit
    PH 112* General Physics II - 3 credits
    PH 114* General Physics II Lab - 1 credit

    * Satisfies Core Curriculum requirements for Social Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

    A programming course, EC 353 International Finance and MA 207 Real Analysis II are strongly suggested. 


     Requirements for the Minor in Economics (18 credits):
    EC 101 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits
    EC 102 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 credits
    EC 201 Microeconomic Theory - 3 credits
    EC 202 Macroeconomic Theory - 3 credits
    BA 350 Business Statistics I - 3 credits
    Plus one elective (3 credits) from the following offerings:
    EC 302 Labor Theory - 3 credits
    EC 351 International Trade and Development - 3 credits
    EC 353 International Finance - 3 credits
    EC 360 Econometrics - 3 credits
    EC 380 Game Theory - 3 credits
    EC 390 Experimental Economics - 3 credits
    EC 401 Advanced Microeconomic Theory - 3 credits
    EC 402 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory - 3 credits