Bachelor of Science Requirements

Bachelor of Science

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must complete the seven required major courses (see here) plus:

  • ECON 300 Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECON 301 Mathematical Economics
  • MATH 122 Calculus II

And two of the following:

  • MATH 235 Differential Equations
  • MATH 241 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 311 Probability OR MATH 312 Statistics
  • MATH 321 Real Analysis


  • 3 Economics courses at the 300 level or higher OR, with approval, a math course may be substituted.

Because the B.S. degree requires nine specific economics courses, careful planning by the student is necessary. Students should begin to plan their course of study with their advisor early in their career. In addition, candidates must be computer literate.

All economics majors are urged to complement their studies in economics with courses in computer science, government, history, mathematics, philosophy, and sociology. A minor in any of these fields is strongly recommended. ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting and PHIL 130 Reasoning and Logic are strongly recommended. The department also encourages all majors to participate in one of the University’s excellent international study opportunities.  

Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics

The major program in Financial Economics emphasizes the financial side of economics and the applicability of accounting to economics and finance. It requires ten courses in economics, five courses in accounting, and two courses in business administration. First-semester calculus MATH 121, or the math sequence MATH 118-119, (either earned by successful completion of such courses or by math placement in MATH 122 or higher) is a prerequisite for the intermediate economic theory courses, ECON 350, and ECON 351.

Required Courses

  • ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 200 Introduction to Statistical Methods or MATH 111 Elementary Statistics and Probability with Applications
  • ECON 300 Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECON 323 International Finance
  • ECON 333 Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
  • ECON 350 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 351 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 352 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
  • ECON 465 or 466-7 Senior Seminar in Economics

Related field requirements:

  • ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 211 Financial Accounting Process
  • ACCT 220 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 440 Financial and Business Reporting Analysis
  • BUS 354 Investments
  • BUS 421 Corporate Finance


Design through Math
Appleton Hall

The back of the University of Redlands own Appleton Hall contains a mathematically designed ‘Echo Chamber’ that uses calculated angles to refract sound.

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