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Economics Major (ECON)

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Codes for Economic Concentrations:
Economics, U717
Financial Economics, U329
Economics with Teacher Licensure in Social Studies, U311

General Program Requirements

  1. Formal admission to the Department of Economics, including the following:
    1. Successful completion of ACC 201 or 218, 202; CST 105; ECO 101 or 201, 202, 250; ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, ENG 102 or other approved ENG course; ISM 110; and MAT 120 or 191
    2. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  2. 122 s.h.
  3. At least 15 semester hours of Economics must be earned at UNCG

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
MAT 120 or 191

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)
PHI 361

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and CST 105

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
ECO 201 and 202

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements

  1. ECO 101 or 201*, 202*, 250, 300*, 301, 346
  2. Remaining courses selected from one of the concentrations listed below:
Economics Concentration
9 s.h. of ECO electives at the 300 level or above
Financial Economics Concentration
ECO 327 (or FIN 330), and three Finance (FIN) electives above the 315 level.

IV Related Area Requirements

ACC 201 or 218, 202; CST 105*; ENG 101*, ENG 102 or other approved ENG course; FIN 315; ISM 110; MGT 309* or ECO WI/SI course; MAT 120* or 191*.

*MAT 120 or 191 fulfills GMT; ENG 101 and CST 105 fulfill GRD; ECO 201 and 202 fulfill GSB; ECO 300 fulfills 3 s.h. of GL/GN requirement; MGT 309 fulfills major WI and SI requirements; CST 105 fulfills SI requirement outside major.

Note: No more than 30 s.h. of traditional business courses (ACC, BUS, FIN, ISM, MGT, MKT, and SCM courses taught by Bryan School faculty) will count toward the B.S. degree in Economics.

V Additional Requirements for Economics Major with Teacher Licensure in Social Studies

Students seeking teacher licensure should see Teacher Education Programs for additional licensure requirements. Licensure in social studies is available for economics majors.

VI Electives

Electives sufficient to complete 122 total semester hours required for degree.