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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 with Mathematics Option
What will I study?
Required Courses (54 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 430 Mathematical Economics (5)
ECON 437 Econometrics (5)
ECON 490 Capstone (5)
MATH 161 Calculus I (5)
MATH 162 Calculus II (5)
MATH 163 Calculus III (5)
MATH 386 Applied Statistics (4)
Economics Electives (15 credits)
Select from upper-division economics courses.
Mathematics Electives (4-5 credits)
MATH 231 Linear Algebra (5)
MATH 347 Introductory Differential Equations (4)
MATH 385 Probability and An Introduction to Statistics (4)
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.
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
- acquire mathematical tools needed to prepare for graduate level economics programs
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.