The Economics major in the Bachelor of Arts degree is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the principles and institutions governing economic decisions made by households, businesses, and governments. This type of knowledge, combined with studies in related areas, provides an appropriate background for employment in financial and non-financial business firms and governmental agencies. It also provides a solid basis for graduate study in economics, business and public administration, urban planning, international studies, and law.
Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics must meet the University requirements for the degree and, in addition, take:
|Required Courses 1|
|EC 200||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|EC 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|EC 211||Statistics for Business and Economics||3|
|EC 300||Microeconomic Analysis 2||3|
|EC 301||Macroeconomic Theory 2||3|
|Upper level (300 or above) economics courses||9|
|Calculus Course 1|
|MA 141||Applied Calculus I (or higher level calculus course)||3|
The calculus course and the twenty-four hours of economics offered for the major must be taken on a graded basis and a grade of “C” or better must be earned.
A grade point average of 2.0 is required before enrollment is permitted
At least fifteen of the twenty-four hours offered for the major must be represented by courses numbered 300 or above. One half of the economics hours used to meet major requirements must be earned at Washburn University.
Candidates for the degree are encouraged to elect courses in mathematics, political science, history, sociology, psychology, and philosophy. Students planning graduate study in economics are strongly urged to take the BA degree with a minor field of concentration in mathematics.