May 26, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
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Economics, General (BS)

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  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: See specific programs.
  • Grade Requirements: Candidates for the bachelor of science degree must complete all prerequisite and required economics courses with a grade of “C-” or higher. In addition,
    the cumulative Foundations GPA (ECON 2010 , ECON 2020 , QUAN 2600 ), major GPA, and the overall university GPA must be 2.5 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation. A total of 40 upper division credit hours are required (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • Program Code: 4018BS
  • CIPC: 450601

Admission Requirements

Acceptance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is required for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Associates of Science as well as students pursuing minors in Accounting or Economics.  To be admitted, General Economics majors must register for ECON 2899  (for non-business Economics majors only). Students may obtain information regarding admissions from the Goddard School Advising Center, WB 211, (801) 626-6534.


Advisement is strongly encouraged for all Goddard School majors and minors. See more information on available advising resources in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics  section of this catalog.

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General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for the University Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the General Economics major will also satisfy general education requirements: ENGL 2010  (Composition); MATH 1050  (Quantitative Literacy); ECON 2010  or ECON 2020  (Social Science); ECON 1740  is recommended to fulfill the Senate Bill Requirement in American Institutions.

MATH 1050  is a prerequisite for ECON 2010 , QUAN 2400 , and QUAN 2600 . Students seeking a major in Economics should plan to take the necessary mathematics courses as early as possible in their program of study.

Course Requirements for General Economics BS Degree

(see also Alternative Emphases)


A minor taken from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, or other minor program approved in advance by the department chairperson is required.

Alternative Emphases

A summary of the three alternative emphasis areas that may be pursued for the General Economics Bachelor’s Degree follow. A student’s program of study must be approved by the Economics Department Chair.

Quantitative Economics Emphasis


* MATH 3410  and MATH 3420 , Probability and Statistics (3 each) can substitute for QUAN 2600  & QUAN 3610 .

Required Math Courses (15 or 16 credit hours)


Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of this program, no minor is required.

Economics with Legal Studies Emphasis

Legal Studies Elective Courses (minimum of 12 credit hours)

Choose one class from each group


Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of this program, no minor is required.

International Economics Emphasis


If all three courses are taken, the third course may fulfill the Economics elective.

Elective Courses (minimum of 15 credit hours)

Choose at least one class from each of the four groups


Given the broad international electives required, no minor is required.

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