Bachelor of Science Requirements

Bachelor of Science

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must complete six courses required of all economics majors( see here). In addition, students complete the following 10 courses:


  • ECON 304 Economic History or ECON 307 History of Economic Thought
  • ECON 400 Introduction to Econometrics

  • ECON 401 Mathematical Economics

Three elective courses in Economics at the 200-level or higher. At most one of these may be at the 200-level. At most one elective may be a course offered by another program and cross-listed with Economics. May Term courses (3 credits) in Economics or courses offered by another program and cross-listed with Economics qualify as elective courses. With advisor approval, a CS or MATH course may be substituted as an elective course.

Mathematics: at least 4 courses

  • MATH 121 Calculus I (Or the sequence MATH 118 Integrated Calculus I and MATH 119 Integrated Calculus II)
  • MATH 122 Calculus II
  • At least one of the following:
    MATH 231 Introduction to Modeling
    MATH 235 Differential Equations
    MATH 241 Linear Algebra
    MATH 311 Probability 
    MATH 321 Real Analysis
  • And a fourth Mathematics course of the student's choice.

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.

Students are required to take the six courses required of all economics majors.  In addition, students complete the following eleven additional courses:

Requirements: 5 courses in Economics

ECON 230 Does Money Make the World Go Round? A Look at Money in Capitalism
ECON 400 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 424 International Economics or GLB 356 International Finance 
ECON 430 Financial Systems
ECON 452 Industrial Organization and Public Policy 

6 courses in Accounting/Global Business 

  • ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting & Reporting 

  • ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting
    ACCT 320 Intermediate Financial Reporting for Financing Transactions 
    GLB 354 Investments 
    GLB 421 Corporate Finance 

  • One course chosen from among the following: ACCT 330 Intermediate Financial Reporting for Investing Transactions or ACCT 410 Auditing or ACCT 440 Financial Statement Analysis.