Economics Major (BA in Economics) Economics is a social science related to business in the same way that physics is related to engineering, or biology to medicine. It focuses on the principles underlying the operation of the economy. Students who enjoy abstract analysis will find the economics major interesting and challenging. Study of mathematics is a useful adjunct and is essential for students planning graduate study in this field. Careers in the field of economics (academic, government, public service, profit, and nonprofit industries) usually require a graduate degree. A large proportion of the economics majors go to graduate school. The remainder typically find employment in the same types of jobs as management majors. Economics Major Requirements An economics major consists of the following courses: ECON 1310 - Microeconomic Analysis ECON 1320 - Macroeconomic Analysis ECON 3110 - Intermediate Microeconomics ECON 3120 - Intermediate Macroeconomics ECON 5820 - Econometrics ECON 5860 - Senior Seminar Economics MATH 1170 - Calculus I One communication course chosen from the following: COMM 1110 - Public Speaking COMM 1650 - Argumentation and Advocacy COMM 3380 - Small Group Communication One statistics course chosen from: ECON 1330 - Statistics MATH 1200 - Statistics and Data Analysis PSY 1340 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Three electives from the following: ECON 3710 - Labor Economics FIN 3700 - Financial Markets and Institutions ECON 3740 - Economics of Public Finance ECON 3720 - International Economic Development ECON 3730 - International Trade and Finance ECON 3700 - Managerial Economics Note Computer programming is strongly recommended for all options but not required. MATH 1170 or 1162 is not required of students who complete 1180 or other higher-level math courses. A student planning to do graduate study in economics should complete MATH 1180: Calculus II, 3320: Multivariable and Vector Calculus, and 3330: Linear Algebra.