Undergraduate 2019-2020

Economics B.A. — Public Policy Emphasis

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

4

STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis

3

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

3

ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics

3

Remaining LAC — 31 credits

See “Liberal Arts Core”.

2. Required Major — 30 credits

Take all of the following courses:

ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics

3

ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics

3

ECON 452Econometrics

3

ECON 475Senior Seminar

3

Required ECON Elective Credits — 6 credits

Select any two courses of ECON at 300 or 400 level.

Required ECON Emphasis Credits — 12 credits

Select 12 credits from the following (at least 6 credits must have ECON prefix):

AFS 240Dynamics of Racism

3

AFS 310African Americans and U.S. Education

3

AFS 399Community Study Project

1- 4

ECON 304Economics of Gender

3

ECON 315Labor Economics

3

ECON 341Public Finance

3

ECON 349Economics of Religion

3

ECON 362Economic History of the United States

3

GEOG 200Human Geography

3

GEOG 310Urban and Regional Planning

3

GEOG 312Economic Geography of the Industrialized World

3

GEOG 320Population Geography

3

GEOG 360Nations, States, and Territory

3

HIST 300History of Feminism

3

HIST 334The United States and the World

3

HIST 342American Constitutional History

3

MAS 301Mexican American Politics and Leadership

3

MIND 286Value Issues in Political Economy

3

PSCI 203Colorado Politics

3

PSCI 207Women and Politics

3

PSCI 301Electoral Politics in the United States

3

PSCI 302Power in America

3

PSCI 303Public Policy in the United States

3

PSCI 305Politics of Education

3

PSCI 306Constitutional Law

3

PSCI 309American Political Development

3

PSCI 323Politics of Religion

3

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 Public Policy Emphasis are encouraged to consider a minor in Political Science or Public Policy.