Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science (B.S. Economics)
The Bachelor of Science degree is suitable for students who 1) wish to continue to graduate school in economics or business (especially finance), 2) are particularly interested in statistics or forecasting, or 3) are interested in any of the careers mentioned for the B.A. degree but who desire a more quantitative preparation. The B.S. degree has the same requirements as the B.A. degree, except for two upper division economics course requirements. Specifically, the B.S. degree additionally requires Mathematics for Economics (ECON 530) and Econometrics (ECON 532).
Lower Division Requirements:
These requirements are the same as for the B.A. Economics degree. Students pursuing the B.S. Economics degree, however, are strongly advised to follow Plan A for the mathematics requirements and to take additional mathematics courses beyond this sequence in consultation with their economics advisor.
Upper Division Requirements (24 semester hours):
Eight upper division economics courses. In addition to ECON 310, 320, and 410, students are required to take ECON 530 and 532. Three 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.