Bachelor of Arts in Economics

About

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics major provides valuable training for students interested in general management positions, public sector careers or attending law school or graduate school in the social sciences. You’ll have the opportunity to choose between electives in poverty and discrimination, public finance and international economics.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Economics Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Grade Requirements: in order to graduate with a BA in Economics students must complete ECON 304 and ECON 305 with a minimum grade ≥C and the cumulative GPA for all courses completed towards the major must be ≥2.0.

Introductory Non-Economics Core
DSCI 245BUSINESS STATISTICS 14-5
or CSBS 320 STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
or MATH 380 ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
MATH 114ALGEBRA CONCEPTS5
or MATH 200 FINITE MATHEMATICS
Introductory Economics Core–choose two courses from the following list10
GENERAL EDUCATION ECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
Upper Level Economics Core10
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY (minimum grade ≥C)
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY (minimum grade ≥C)
Electives–choose six courses from the following list29-30
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
SUSTAINABILITY ECONOMICS
POLITICAL ECONOMY
ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
LABOR ECONOMICS
ECONOMETRICS
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS
MONEY AND BANKING
PUBLIC FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
HEALTH ECONOMICS
SPORTS ECONOMICS
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Senior Capstone
ECON 490ECONOMICS SENIOR CAPSTONE5
Total Credits63-65

Catalog Listing

General Education

University Competencies and Proficiencies

English 
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
Placement and Clearance Exams 
Prior Learning/Sources of Credit AP, CLEP, IB


General Education Requirements (GER)

  • Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours 
    • 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
    • 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0

Breadth Area Core Requirements (BACR)

Humanities and Arts 
Natural Sciences 
Social Sciences


University Graduation Requirements (UGR)

Diversity Course List
Foreign Language (for Bachelor of Arts)
Global Studies Course List
Minor or Certificate
Senior Capstone Course List


All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).

Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.

SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.

  1. The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
  2. The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BA in Economics from EWU should be able to do the following:​

  • understand and apply the Cost/Benefit Principle to a current socio-economic issue;
  • understand the use of fiscal and monetary policies in addressing contemporary macroeconomic issues;
  • use quantitative skills to analyze economic data;
  • use supply and demand modeling to predict and/or explain some economic event.