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Economics

Associate in Arts

Economics is a social science that deals with the efficient use of scarce resources. Students will study Macroeconomics where they will be introduced to the modern market economy and how it addresses the issue of scarcity. Macroeconomic topics including supply and demand, GDP, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, the economic role of the government, fiscal policy, and monetary policy will be addressed. Students will also be introduced to Microeconomics, which analyzes the individual decision-making units in the economy (particularly households, resource-suppliers, and businesses) with an emphasis on how firms attempt to maximize profit under different competitive conditions. Students will learn about elasticity, consumer behavior, income distribution and poverty, the demand for economic resources, public choice theory, and international trade and finance. Personal money management will also be studied. Students will learn about planning and managing personal finances, making purchasing decisions, insuring resources, investing, retirement planning, and estate planning. Students will choose between two separate pathways for Economics: One for the student planning to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Economics major, and another for the student planning to pursue a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Economics major (which is a more policy-oriented, social science-focused degree).

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Economics Major

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 62
  • Contact Hours: 65

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-115

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
ECON-125Personal Money Management 44
MATH-115Foundations of Mathematics II 44
PHIL-103Critical Thinking 33
Total 1414
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
ECON-221Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
SCI.-101Scientific Inquiry 46
GEOG-142World Regional Geography 44
Total 1517
Spring / Summer
COMM-131 *Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
SPAN-181 ^Elementary Spanish 44
Total 77
Year Two
Fall
COMM-200Survey of Human Communication Studies 33
PSCN-170Intro to American Government 33
GEOL-151Physical Geology 45
INTL-101Introduction to International Business 33
Total 1314
Winter
ECON-222Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) 44
PSCN-177Introduction to Public Administration 33
GEOG-145Economic Geography 33
HIST-261US Labor History 33
Total 1313
Notes
* Spring
^ Summer

Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Economics Major

Degree Information

  • Credit Hours: 62
  • Contact Hours: 65

Recommended Math Pathway: MATH-115

Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 and ENGL-102

Degree Pathway

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours Contact Hours
Year One
Fall
ENGL-101English Composition I 33
COMM-131Fundamentals of Public Speaking 33
PHIL-103Critical Thinking 33
MATH-115Foundations of Mathematics II 44
Total 1313
Winter
ENGL-102English Composition II 33
COMM-200Survey of Human Communication Studies 33
SPAN-160Intro to Spanish for Business 44
GEOL-151Physical Geology 45
Total 1415
Spring / Summer
ECON-125Personal Money Management 44
BUSN-104 *Introduction to Business 33
Total 77
Year Two
Fall
ECON-221 ^Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics) 44
ACCT-201Principles of Accounting I 55
SCI.-101Scientific Inquiry 46
Total 1315
Winter
ECON-222Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) 44
ACCT-202Principles of Accounting II 55
BUSN-251Business Law I 33
GEOG-145
  or
HIST-261
Economic Geographyor
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3
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Total 1515
Notes
* Spring
^ Summer
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