undergraduate students


Bachelor's Degree Program
Undergraduate Advisor
Dr. Emmanuel Lartey
SGMH 3320; Tel: (657) 278-7298

               * Structure of Program B.A. in Economics

Students of economics find employment in national and multinational corporations, financial institutions, unions, all levels of government and agribusinesses. Economists participate in strategic pricing, cost analysis, marketing research, statistical forecasting and the evaluation of social programs. The business economics concentration leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. Alternatively, the economics major (Bachelor of Arts in Economics) requires fewer business courses, allowing greater opportunity to study economics as a social science. Both degrees provide a good foundation for advances studies in business, economics, law, public administration and environmental studies.

Major in Economics


Admission to the Economics major involves two steps. Students who apply to the major are initially classifieds as Pre-Economics. After completing the lower-division core requirements with grade of at least "C", students who apply to the Economics Major. Pre-Economics students may take lower-division business courses, but most upper division courses are not open to Pre-Economics Students.

All of the following requirements must be met for the degree. Students must earn a grade of at least C in each course listed below. However, a C average will be acceptable in the upper-division economics electives. For assistance in interpreting these requirements, contact the Business Advising Center, SGMH 1201. Students should also contact their faculty adviser in the Economics Department prior to or during their first semester.

Required Lower-Division Courses:
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
BUAD 201 Business Writing (3)
Note: BUAD 201 Business Writing, should be taken before registering for any 400-level MCBE courses.
ACCT 201A Financial Accounting (3)
MATH 135 Business Calculus (3) OR
MATH 130A A Short Course in Calculus(4) OR
MATH 150A Analytic Geometry and Calculus (4)
MATH 150B Analytic Geometry and Calculus (4) OR
ACCT 201B Managerial Accounting (3)
ISDS 265 Introduction to Computing and Application Software (3)

Required Upper-Division Courses
BUAD 301 Advanced Business Communication (3)
ECON 310 Intermed Microeconomic Analysis (3)
ECON 320 Intermed Macroeconomic Analysis (3)
ISDS 361A Quantitative Business Analysis: Probability and Statistics (3)
ECON340 Econ Research Methods (3)
ECON 490 Economics Capstone
15 units of upper-division economics electives, 6 units of which must be 400 level and include an approved writing component. No more than 3 units of independent study may be used to meet the 400 level electives requirement.


Grade-Point Average (GPA): Attain at least 2.0 GPA (C average) in all university courses and in the upper-division economics electives. Earn at least a C grade in each course required for the major (other than the upper-division economics electives).

Grade Option: Take all required courses in economics, accounting and management science for letter grade. (A,B,C,D,E,F). The credit/no-credit grading option may not be used for these courses, and a grade CS (credit) will not satisfy the requirements for the degree. Exception: Courses in calculus may be taken under credit/no-credit grading option, although courses taken to meet general education requirements must be taken for a letter grade.

Residence: At least 15 units of courses must be taken in residence at the School of Business Administration and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. Also fulfill university residence requirements.

Economics Electives:
ECON 330 Comparative Economic Systems
ECON 332 Economics of the Pacific Rim
ECON 333 Economic Development: Case Studies
ECON 334 Latin America & Caribbean
ECON 335 The International Economy
ECON 336 Economies of the Middle East (3)
ECON 350 American Economic History
ECON 351 European Economic History
ECON 355 Economics of Gender and Work (3)
ECON 361 Urban Economics
ECON 362 Environmental Economics
ECON 410 Industrial Organization
ECON 411 International trade
ECON 412 Labor economies
ECON 413 Law & Economies
ECON 415 Economics of Health (3)
ECON 416 Benefit-Cost & Microeconomic Policy Analysis
ECON 417 Public Finance
ECON 418 Behavioral Economics
ECON 420 Money and Banking
ECON 421 Monetary and Fiscal Policy
ECON 431 International Macroeconomics and Growth
ECON 433 Less Developed Countries and the World Economy
ECON 440 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 441 Intro to Mathematical Economics
ECON 450 History of Economic Thought
ECON 461 Ecological Economics
ECON 462 Natural Resource Economics
ECON 499 Independent Study

Recommended Courses Outside Business Administration: (For additional choice of free electives, Please consult the undergrad advisor).

Recommended Courses Outside Business Administration
GEOG 360 Economic Geography
POLSC 320 Politics, Policy and Administration
POLSC 421 Government and the Economy
POLSC 426 Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
POLSC 457 Politics of International Economics
SPCOM 235 Essentials of Argumentation and Debate
SPCOM 334 Persuasive Speaking
SPCOM 335 Advanced Argumentation
COMPSC 241 Low-Level Language Systems
MATH 250A,B Intermediate Calculus
MATH 302 Modern Algebra
MATH 335 Mathematical Probability
MATH 435 Mathematical Statisticals
MATH 439 Data Analysis

Recommended Business Administration Electives**
ACCT 308 Concepts of Federal Income Tax Accounting
ACCT 408 Problems in Taxation
ACCT 470 Tax Research, Practice and Procedures
FIN 320 Business Finance (3)
FIN 432 Financial Forecasting and Budgeting
FIN 440 Capital and Money Markets
MAN 441 Labor-Management Relations
MAN 442 Grievance Handling and Arbitration
MRKT 370 Buyer Behavior
MRKT 379 Marketing Research Methods
ISDS 361B Quantitative Business Analysis: Statistics and Management Science
ISDS 422 Surveys and Sampling Design Applications
ISDS 440 Intermediate Management Science Models
ISDS 461 Statistical Theory for Management Science
ISDS 474 Introduction to SAS and Data Mining (3)
ISDS 475 Multivariate Analysis (3)

** Students are advised to consult the university catalog for required prerequisites to these courses. 

Minor in Economics

Why minor in economics? Potential benefits are great at low marginal cost. Students with majors other than business administration or economics may use up to nine units of economics courses to satisfy university general education requirements while completing the economics minor. Majors in business administration with a concentration other than economics can satisfy the requirements for a minor in economics with only twelve additional units of course work beyond the business major. Business administration majors with a concentration in economics may not also minor in economics.

The required courses for a Minor in Economics consist of 24 units:
Required Lower-division Courses (6 units)
Econ 201 Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

Required Upper-division Courses (9 units)
Buad 301 Advanced Business Communications
Econ 310 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
Econ 320 Intermediate Macroeconomics Analysis

Electives (9 units)
Econ 330 Comparative Economic Systems
Econ 332 Economies of the Pacific Rim
Econ 333 Economic Development: Analysis and Case Studies
Econ 334 Economics of Latin America and the Caribbean
Econ 335 The International Economy
Econ 336 Economies of the Middle East (3)
Econ 340 Economic Research Methods
Econ 350 American Economic History
Econ 351 European Economic History
Econ 355 Economics of Gender and Work(3)
Econ 361 Urban Economics
Econ 362 Environmental Economics
Econ 410 Industrial Organization
Econ 411 International trade
Econ 412 Labor Economics
Econ 413 Law and Economics
Econ 415 Economics of Health (3 units)
Econ 416 Benefit Cost and Microeconomic Policy Analysis
Econ 417 Public Finance
Econ 418 Behavioral Economics
Econ 420 Money and Banking
Econ 421 Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Econ 431 International Macroeconomics and Growth
Econ 433 Less Developed Countries and the World Economy
Econ 440 Introduction to Econometrics
Econ 441 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
Econ 450 History of Economic Thought
Econ 461 Ecological Economics
Econ 462 Natural Resource Economics
Econ 499 Independent Study

Students are urged to consult the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for course descriptions and prerequisites. For more information, contact the Department of Economics in SGMH 3313 at (657) 278-2228, or visit the department’s Web site at http://business.fullerton.edu/economics

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