Undergraduate 2017-2018

Economics B.A. — Business Economics Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Christine E. Marston, Ph.D.

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.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; 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.

Program Recommendations:

A minor is strongly recommended.

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required Specified LAC — 13 credits

LAC area 2 — Mathematics

MATH 124College Algebra


STAT 150Introduction to Statistical Analysis


LAC area 5.a. — Economic and Political Systems

ECON 203Principles of Macroeconomics


ECON 205Principles of Microeconomics


Remaining LAC — 28-31 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


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 credit must have ECON prefix):

ECON 301Money and Banking


ECON 310Economics of Entrepreneurship


ECON 315Labor Economics


ECON 377Industrial Orgs


Any BAAC, BACS, BAFN, BAMG, and BAMK prefix courses at the 200 level and above.

3. University-Wide Credits — 46-49 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 46-49 credits.

Majors in the Business Economics Emphasis are encouraged to consider a minor in one of the following areas: Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Geography, GIS, History, Mexican American Studies, Political Science, or a foreign language.