Students of economics find employment in national and multi-national corporations, financial institutions, unions, all levels of government and agribusiness. Economists participate in strategic pricing, cost analysis, marketing research, statistical forecasting and the evaluation of social programs.
Students interested in economics may choose to pursue the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics or Business Administration with a Business Economics Concentration The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics requires fewer business courses, allowing greater opportunity to study economics as a social science. Both degrees provide a good foundation for advanced studies in business, economics, law, public administration and environmental studies.
Requirements in Other Subjects, Grades and Residence
All students are required to complete a minimum of 51 semester units of general education courses selected in accordance with the pattern designated in the University catalog. General education courses must be selected from an approved list and taken for a letter grade.
English proficiency requirement
Complete the designated upper division writing course (Buad 301) with grade of "C" (2.0) or better and pass the Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP). You must take the EWP when you have completed 60 units toward the bachelor's degree.
Attain at least a 2.0 GPA (C average) in all university courses, in all courses in the major, and in the required concentration courses. In addition, you must earn at least a C (2.0) grade in each business administration core course and the concentration courses in accounting, management information systems and management science. A grade of "C-" (1.7) or lower is not a passing grade.
Take all required core courses and all required concentration courses in the College of Business and Economics for a letter grade (A, B, C, D, F). The credit/no credit grading option may not be used for these courses, and a grade of CR (credit) will not satisfy the requirements of the degree. Exception: courses in calculus may be taken credit/no credit; however if it is also taken to meet general education requirements then it must be taken for a letter grade.
A minimum of 15 units of courses must be taken in residence at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at Cal State Fullerton. Students also must fulfill university residence requirements.