Undergraduate 2019-2020

Economics B.A. — Liberal Arts

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: economics@unco.edu

Location: Candelaria 1281

Telephone : 970.351.2739

Fax: 970.351.4296

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/economics/programs

Advising Information:

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

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. 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.

Program Recommendations:

A minor is strongly recommended.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 9-13 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 124College Algebra


STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis


Note: If a student presents an ACT score of 26.0 or higher in mathematics or an SAT math score of 560 or higher prior to March 2016, or an SAT score of 580 or higher after March 2016, he or she is exempt from MATH 124 and thus the LAC area 2 requirement.

LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics


ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics


Remaining LAC — 31 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 30 credits

Take all of the following courses:

ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics


ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics


ECON 452Econometrics


ECON 475Senior Seminar


Choose 18 additional credits in ECON 300 or 400 level courses.

3. University-Wide Credits — 46-50 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 46-50 credits.

Majors in the Economics - Liberal Arts are encouraged to consider a minor in one of the following areas: Africana Studies, Applied Statistics, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geographic Information Science (GIS), History, Leadership Studies, Mathematics: Liberal Arts, Mexican American Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, or a foreign language.