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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The purpose of the economics major is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of economic processes and the ability to analyze critically economic issues, so they can function as intelligent, informed business leaders and productive members of society. Emphasis is placed on understanding how interactions among people in their roles as consumers and producers, and as individuals or members of social, cultural, political, and economic organizations, are coordinated.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze the economic effects, both intended and unintended, of decisions made under diverse institutional frameworks.
  • Graduates will have a broad understanding of the functional areas of business and the application of economics to business decision making.
  • Graduates will be able to effectively communicate economic theories and analyses.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

All economics majors must take the following sequence of courses:

Course
Title
Credits
ECON B300
Intermediate Microeconomics
3
ECON B301
Intermediate Macroeconomics
3
ECON B305
International Economics
3
ECON B###
Economics Electives*
9
  Business Electives 6
Total Credits in Major 24
Total Credits in Degree 120

* May also choose FIN B310, Financial Institutions.

OTHER INFORMATION

ECON Course + Elective Descriptions

Common Curriculum Requirements

Business Adjunct Requirements

Business Core Requirements