Students may pursue either a
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The specific
requirements of these degrees are explained by selecting the links to the left.
Business and Economics Double Major Requirements:
Students with majors in business may also pursue a major in economics by fulfilling the requirements of the B.A. or B.S. track described in the links to the left. With prior permission of the Department, double majors in Business and Economics may select two upper division Business Administration courses as part of their economics electives.
18 semester hours consisting of ECON 110, 120, and four upper division ECON courses, or ECON 105 and five upper division ECON courses. The upper division courses should be chosen in consultation with an economics advisor. A grade of at least B- (2.7) is required in ECON 110 and 120, or 105.
All Economics majors are required to take two tests of learning, one at the end of their freshman year, and another at the end of their senior year. These tests do not determine any grade, but they are required for graduation. In addition, students with the highest scores receive an award and cash prizes, which are bestowed at the Department's annual year-end banquet.
Test of Introductory Economics
During the Spring semester, all Economics majors who have taken ECON 105, 110, or 120 during that academic year are required to take a test of learning of introductory economics.
Comprehensive Test of Economics
All Economics majors who will have completed 100 hours or more by the end of the Spring semester are required to enroll in ECON 490. This is a zero semester hour course, required for graduation, which includes a comprehensive test of economics, a senior exit interview, and possible additional Department evaluation.
Entry into the Major or Minor
At entry to the University, students declare the major or minor through the Office of Admission. Currently enrolled LMU students wishing to declare the major or minor in Economics must meet with an advisor of the Economics Department. The advisor will sign the student’s Change of Program form, provided the student meets certain academic standards that include having a minimum LMU GPA of 2.0 (C), not otherwise being on academic probation, and having passed any economics or mathematics courses that he/ she might have already taken with grades that satisfy the minimum requirements for those courses in the major or minor as outlined in the University Bulletin.
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