Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Economics)
This degree is suitable for pre-law students or those interested in careers in education; urban planning; and federal, state, and local government.
Lower Division Requirements:
Economics requirements (6-9 semester hours): ECON 110 and 120, or 105, and ECON 230 or 235. A grade of at least B- (2.7) is required in each of these courses.
Mathematics requirements (6 to 8 semester hours): The mathematics requirement for economics may be satisfied with one of two plans, Plan A or Plan B:
Plan A: Two courses from MATH 120, 131, 132, and 234. A grade of at least C (2.0) is required in each of these two courses.
Plan B: MATH 111 and 112. A grade of at least B- (2.7) is required in each of these courses.
Students are encouraged to follow Plan A and to take additional mathematics courses beyond these basic requirements in consultation with their economics advisor.
Upper Division Requirements (24 semester hours):
Eight upper division economics courses. Three theory courses are required: ECON 310, 320, and 410. These courses should be taken by the junior year, although well-prepared students can take them in their sophomore year. Five additional upper division economics courses are required, of which at least two (6 semester hours) must be at the 400 level. No more than 30 semester hours of upper division economics may count toward the degree requirement of 120 hours.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Economics) with an International Emphasis
At least eight upper division economics courses are needed for the B.A. degree in Economics with an International emphasis, although students can take up to ten. Six of these courses are required: ECON 310, 320, 370, 372, 410, and 474. ECON 310 and 320 should be taken in the sophomore or junior year, and ECON 370, 372, 410, and 474 should be taken in the junior or senior year. Upper division economics courses must be taken in the LMU Economics Department, except by prior permission of the Chairperson. The B.A. degree with an International emphasis is suitable for students who intend to pursue careers in international agencies of government, NGO, and private corporations doing business in the international arena.