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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 business and economics courses with a grade of “C-” or higher. In addition, the overall business and economics GPA must be 2.5 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above).

Admission Requirements

Acceptance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is required for all business majors, minors, emphases and certificates. 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 GSBE Advising Center, WB 211, (801) 626-6534 and/or the Department of Economics, WB 226, (801) 626-6066.


Advisement is strongly encouraged for all GSBE majors and minors. See more information on available advising resources.


General Education

Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements  for the University Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the General Economics major will also satisfy general education requirements: ECON 2010  , 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)

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


* Substitutes for QUAN 2600  & QUAN 3610 : MATH 3410  & MATH 3420 , Probability and Statistics (3 each)


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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