Jul 13, 2024  
2023-24 Catalog 
2023-24 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Economics and Legal Studies (BS)

  • Program Prerequisite: Not required.
  • Minor: None 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).
  • Residency Requirement: Students must satisfactorily complete 50 percent of the total required course work and 60 percent of the upper-division requirements from the Goddard School. Furthermore, any transferred credit must be approved prior to beginning the program of study. Refer to John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics for credit policy and transfer credit policy.
  • Website:  https://weber.edu/goddard/EconomicsLegalStudies.html
  • Program Code: 4049BS
  • 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.

Use Grad MAPs to plan your degree

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for the University Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the Economics and Legal Studies major (BS) will also satisfy general education requirements: ENGL 2010  or ENGL 2015  (Composition); MATH 1050  or MATH 1090  (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. Non business Economics degree programs within the Goddard School follow the same general pattern which is composed of four required elements: (1) Liberal Support Curriculum, (2) Economics Foundations Curriculum, (3) Admission and Major Declaration, and (4) Major Discipline.

1. Liberal Support Curriculum (7-8 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.

NOTE: Students looking at Quantitative Economics should take MATH 1050 NOT MATH 1090 as MATH 1090 does not meet the prerequisite requirement for MATH 1210 Calculus I.

2. Economics Foundations Curriculum (9 credit hours)

Each major discipline within the Goddard School designates different course work. Consult the Degrees/Programs listing for the major course work required. Refer to department degree maps for assistance in course sequencing.

The Economics Foundations Curriculum provides the base for all economic degree programs and should be completed early in the student’s academic studies. To satisfy the Economics 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 three Economics Foundation courses.

3. Admissions Process (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 admissions course listed below.  Students wishing to minor in Accounting or Economics must also take the appropriate admissions course.  Other minors and certificates do not require any admissions course. Students should register for this course concurrent with (same semester as) or after their last required Business Foundations Course.

4. Admission and Major Declaration

Refer to the criteria and process for admittance to the Goddard School by visiting John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics .

3. Major Course Requirements for BS Degree (58 credit hours)


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