BA in Economics

BA in Economics

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 the Bachelor or Arts degree in 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.

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 a grade of at least "C", students may 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.

Degree Requirements For BA in Economics(51 units)

Required Lower-Division Courses (21 units)
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
BUAD 201 Business Writing (3)
ACCT 201A Financial Accounting (3)
MATH 135 Business Calculus (3) OR
MATH 130 A Short Course in Calculus(4) OR
MATH 150A Analytic Geometry and Calculus (4)
ACCT 201B Managerial Accounting (3) OR
Math 150B Analytic Geometry and Calculus (4)
ISDS 265 Intro to Info Systems and Applications (3)

Required Upper-Division Courses (18 units)
BUAD 301 Advanced Business Communication (3)
ECON 310 Intermed Microeconomic Analysis (3)
ECON 320 Intermed Macroeconomic Analysis (3)
ISDS 361A QBA: Probability and Statistics (3)
ECON 340 Econ Research Methods (3)
ECON 490 Economics Capstone Course (3)

Required Economics Electives (15 units)
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.
Econ 330 Comparative Economic Systems
Econ 332 Economics of the Pacific Rim
Econ 333 Economics Development: Case Studies
Econ 334 Economics of Latin America & the Caribbean
Econ 335 The International Economy
Econ 336 Economies of the Middle East
Econ 350 American Economic History
Econ 351 European Economic History
Econ 361 Urban Economics
Econ 362 Environmental Economics
Econ 363 The Economics of Energy
Econ 410 Industrial Organization
Econ 411 International Trade
Econ 412 Labor Economies
Econ 413 Law & Economies
Econ 416 Benefit-Cost & Microeconomic Policy Analysis
Econ 417 Public Finance
Econ 420 Money and Banking
Econ 421 Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Econ 431 International Macroeconomics and Growth
Econ 433 Less Developed Countries & 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


General Education requirements: 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.

Grades: 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.

Grade Option: 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.

Residence: 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.

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