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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts

MAJOR: Economics

The study of economics can lead to career positions in economics and related managerial and technical specialties in businesses, financial institutions, government and education. Qualified students are also prepared for graduate study in economics, business administration including management and law. Students who plan to pursue graduate work in economics or to become professional economic analysts should consider taking supplementary courses in accounting, computer science, mathematics, quantitative economics and/or statistics, in addition to those listed below as required.

Requirements

A student must earn a grade of C- or better in the nondepartmental requirements, and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the 27 hours of departmental requirements.

Nondepartmental Requirements

ACCT 221Financial Accounting

3 cr.

MATH 120Intermediate Algebra

3 cr.

MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences

3 cr. (2+2P)

 

MATH 121GCollege Algebra

3 cr.

or

MATH 230Matrices and Linear Programming

3 cr.

 

STAT 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences

3 cr.

or

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

Departmental Requirements

ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics

3 cr.

ECON 252GPrinciples of Microeconomics

3 cr.

ECON 304Money and Banking

3 cr.

ECON 371Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

3 cr.

ECON 372Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

3 cr.

ECON 405Economic Statistics

3 cr.

ECON 457Mathematical Economics

3 cr.

ECON 489Senior Economics Seminar

3 cr.

Nine additional credits numbered 300 or above, including at least one course from the following to bring total upper-division in major to 27

ECON 332Public Finance

3 cr.

ECON 336Labor Problems

3 cr.

ECON 449Open Economy Macroeconomics

3 cr.

ECON 450International Economics

3 cr.

Electives

Sufficient to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division.