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Economics (BA & BS)The Economics Program provides students with the skills and insights of scientific analysis and social perspective to understand the complex economic forces at work in society and the causes of contemporary economic issues.
311 Patterson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004-2429
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
What will I study?
Required Economics Core (42-43 Credits)
ECON 200 Introduction to Microeconomics (5)
ECON 201 Introduction to Macroeconomics (5)
ECON 404 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (5)
ECON 405 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (5)
ECON 437 Econometrics (5)
ECON 490 Capstone (5)
ACCT 251 Principles of Financial Accounting (4)
FINC 335 Financial Management (4)
DSCI 245 Data Analysis for Business (4)
or MATH 380 Elementary Probability and Statistics (5)
Note: ECON 200 and ECON 201 waived by completion of ECON 437 with 3.0 or better and MATH 161 Calculus I (5)
Note: Two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single foreign language at college level is required for this major.
Required Economics Electives (25 credits)
Select upper-division economics courses.
Emphases / Concentrations:
- use supply and demand modeling to predict and/or explain some economic events
- use quantitative skills to analyze economic data
- understand the use of fiscal and monetary policies in addressing contemporary macroeconomic issues
- understand and apply the Cost/Benefit Principle to current socio-economic issues
What could I do with my degree?
- A major in economics prepares students for careers in a wide variety of private and public sector occupations as well as for graduate study in economics, law, public policy and business. Past graduates have worked as stockbrokers, bankers, union officials, market analysts, managers, researchers and salespersons. Export/import firms, public utilities, consulting firms, railroads, airlines, banks and a variety of local, state and federal government agencies, have employed them. Others have successfully completed graduate studies in economics at schools such as Yale, Purdue, UCLA, Rice, Oregon, Washington State University and the University of Washington or received law and MBA degrees at numerous other universities.