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- Program Prerequisite: Not required.
- Minor: A minor taken from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, or other minor program approved in advance by the department chairperson is required.
- 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: 4022BS
- CIPC: 450601
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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Refer to Degree Requirements for the University Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the 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.
John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics Requirements
John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics Curriculum
The program of study within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is designed to assist the students from admission to career placement. All degree programs within the Goddard School follow the same general pattern which is composed of five required elements: (1) Liberal Support Curriculum, (2) Business Foundations, (3) Admission and Major Declaration, (4) Business Core, and (5) Major Discipline.
1. Liberal Support Curriculum (7 credit hours)
The Liberal Support Curriculum consists of courses outside the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics which provide critical skills and information useful to all business students. Students should complete the Liberal Support Curriculum as soon as possible because the knowledge attained in these courses will be used throughout the business curriculum.
2. Business Foundations Curriculum (16 credit hours)
Each major discipline within the Goddard School designates different course work. Consult the Degrees/Programs listing for the Major course work required. Generally, students should begin taking courses within their major area before completing all of the courses in the Business Core. Refer to department degree maps for assistance in course sequencing.
The Business Foundations Curriculum provides the base for all business and economic degree programs and should be completed early in the student’s academic studies. To satisfy the Business Foundations requirement, courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher. However, admittance to the Goddard School requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for the six Business Foundation courses.
3. Admission Assessment (0 credit hours)
Students intending to pursue a Bachelor of Science or Associate of Science from the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics must take the appropriate assessment course listed below. Students wishing to minor in Accounting or Economics must also take the appropriate assessment course. Other minors and certificates do not require any assessment course. Students should register for this course concurrent with (same semester as) or after their last required Business Foundations Course.
4. Business Core (34-35 credit hours)
The Business Core exposes students to the traditional areas of business and provides the competencies needed to analyze problems and interact with individuals from different units of an organization.
Everyone working in business needs a knowledge of these areas. Students should take course work within the Business Core as they are completing the courses within the Major Discipline. Many of the courses in the Business Core are prerequisites for other classes. Keeping this in mind and using department degree maps will assist students in course sequencing.
One of the following Communication courses:
One of the following International courses:
5. Major Course Requirements for Economics BS Degree (40 credit hours)
School of Business & Economics Courses Required (25 credit hours)
Upper Division Elective Courses (15 credit hours)
Select from the following
A minor taken from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, or other minor program approved in advance by the department chairperson is required.