Economics B.A.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Kelfala M. Kallon, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Location: Candelaria 1281

Telephone : 970.351.2739

Fax: 970.351.4296


Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login;; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of three parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Economics majors and minors learn the traditional tools and concepts of economics, theories and quantitative procedures applicable to economics and related disciplines and techniques and methodologies employed by economic practitioners.

Program Admission Requirements:

All students must achieve an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25 in order to be admitted to the economics major. First-semester freshmen and transfer students will be admitted on a probational basis and must achieve an overall cumulative GPA of 2.25 after their first semester at UNC in order to continue in the major.

Program Requirements:

  • Economics majors must earn a C- or better in each of the following:
  • In addition, Economics majors must have a 2.00 cumulative grade point average in all courses that count toward the major.
  • A maximum of six directed study credits in Economics may be taken.
  • For purposes of required supporting credits and minimum grades MIND 286 will be counted as an ECON course.

Program Recommendations:

A minor is strongly recommended.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 7 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 124College Algebra


LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics


Remaining LAC — 33 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 42 credits

Take all of the following courses:

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics


ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics


ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics


ECON 350Application of Mathematics to Economics


ECON 452Econometrics


ECON 475Contemporary Economic Problems


ECON 452 and ECON 475: Prerequisites include senior status or instructor consent

Choose one of the following courses:

BAFN 291Business Statistics I


STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis


Choose one of the following courses:

MATH 131Calculus I


MATH 176Topics in Calculus


Choose 18 credits from the following courses:

All 300-400 level ECON prefix courses


MIND 286Value Issues in Political Economy


3. University-Wide Credits — 38 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 38 credits.