Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Economics B.A. — Liberal Arts Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Candelaria 1281

Email: HSS@unco.edu

Website: www.unco.edu/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 Curriculum (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:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

A maximum of six directed study credits in Economics may be taken.

Program Recommendations:

A minor is strongly recommended.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

1. Liberal Arts Curriculum — 31 credits

To complete the degree in 120 credits as outlined, the program recommends the below LAC courses that also count toward the 43 required major credits.

Any additional coursework completed outside of the recommended list below may extend the length of the program of study.

Written Communication — 6 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Written Communication courses

Mathematics — 3 credits

MATH 124 (4) or STAT 150 (3) are recommended to fulfill Mathematics requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements.

See Mathematics courses

Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies — 15 credits

To complete the LAC in the minimum number of credits, be sure to choose at least one course with an IS designation and one course with an MS designation.

ECON 203 (3) or ECON 205 (3) is recommended to fulfill Social & Behavioral Sciences requirement and will fulfill both LAC and major requirements. 

See Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences courses

Natural & Physical Sciences — 7 credits

Select any courses to fulfill this requirement from the currently approved LAC course list.

See Natural & Physical Sciences courses

See Liberal Arts Curriculum

2. Required Major — 43 credits

Take all of the following courses:

ECON 203Principles of MacroeconomicsLAB1


ECON 205Principles of MicroeconomicsLAB1


ECON 303Intermediate Macroeconomics


ECON 305Intermediate Microeconomics


ECON 452Econometrics


ECON 475Senior Seminar


MATH 124College AlgebraLAX1


STAT 150Introduction to Statistical AnalysisLAX1


MATH 124: Satisfies LAC Mathematics

STAT 150: Satisfies LAC Mathematics

ECON 203: Satisfies LAC Social & Behavioral Sciences

ECON 205: Satisfies LAC Social & Behavioral Sciences

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

3. University-Wide Credits — 46 credits*

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

*Note: Students who apply the recommended courses to both the liberal arts curriculum and the major requirements will have an increased number of university wide electives to apply to this degree. See your advisor for details.

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.