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Economics Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Credit Hours: 43+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

ECON 200

Principles of Microeconomics (3) PR: None

ECON 201

Principles of Macroeconomics (3) PR: ECON 200

ECON 317

Microeconomic Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 120

ECON 318

Macroeconomic Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 120

ECON 419

Introduction to Econometrics (3) PR: Senior standing, ECON 200, 201, 317, 318; MATH 120, 250; MATH 350 or DSCI 232; or instructor permission

MATH 120

Introductory Calculus (4) PR: C- or better in MATH 111 or placement

MATH 250

Statistical Methods I (3) PR: MATH 105 with a C- or better or MATH 111 or MATH 120 or instructor permission

MATH 350

Statistical Methods II (3) PR: MATH 120, 250

OR

 

DSCI 232

Business Statistics (3) PR: MATH 104 or 250

Choose 18 credit hours from the following economics and finance courses at the 300-level and above; no more than 6 credit hours from finance courses:

ECON 303

Economics of Transportation and Geography (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201

ECON 304

Labor Economics (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission. (DSCI 232 is recommended)

ECON 305

Money and Financial Institutions (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 306

Monetary Theory and Policy (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 307

Urban Economics (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 308

Evolution of Economic Doctrines (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 310

International Economics (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 311

Environmental Economics (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 316

Evolution of the U. S. Economy (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, or instructor permission

ECON 320

Managerial Economics (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, DSCI 232, MATH 104 or 250, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 324

Game Theory (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permissions

ECON 325

Economics for Development (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 330

Comparative Economic Systems (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 340

Public Finance (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120; or instructor permission

ECON 350

Financial Markets in Us Economy (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, (ECON 305 is recommended),or instructor permission

ECON 360

Special Topics in Economics (3) PR: Junior standing, ECON 200, 201, MATH 105 or 120, or instructor permission

ECON 399

Tutorial (up to 12) PR: Junior standing; tutor and department chair permission

ECON 400

Senior Seminar in Economics (3) PR: Senior standing, ECON 200, 201, 317, 318; MATH 120, 250; MATH 350 or DSCI 232; or instructor permission

ECON 420

Independent Study (1-3) PR: Junior standing, written agreement of the instructor and department chair permission

ECON 444

Economics Internship (3) PR: Senior standing, declared major or minor in the School of Business and Economics, acceptance to an internship program or site, interview with and approval of the instructor. See the departmental internship coordinator for more details.

ECON 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: Senior standing and department approval

No more than 6 hours from the following finance courses:

FINC 303

Business Finance (3) PR: Junior standing, ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250; (DSCI 232 is suggested)

FINC 313

Management of Financial Institutions (3) PR: Junior standing, ACCT 203, 204, FINC 303, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 315

Intermediate Business Finance (3) PR: Junior standing, ACCT 203, 204, FINC 303, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 360

Special Topics in Finance (3) PR: Junior standing, FINC 303, ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250, or instructor permission

FINC 382

International Financial Markets (3) PR: Junior or senior standing, ECON 200, 201, FINC 303

FINC 385

Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (3) PR: Junior standing

FINC 386

Risk Management (3) PR: Junior standing, ACCT 203, 204, FINC 303, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 399

Tutorial (3, Repeatable up to 6) PR: Junior standing, ACCT 203, 204, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250, FINC 303, and instructor and department chair permission

FINC 400

Investment Analysis (3) PR: Junior standing, ACCT 203, 204, DSCI 232, FINC 303, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 410

Seminar in Finance (3) PR: Junior standing, ACCT 203, 204, FINC 303, ECON 200, 201, MATH 104 or 250

FINC 420

Independent Study (1-3) PR: Junior standing, written agreement of the instructor and department chair permission

FINC 444

Finance Internship (3) PR: Senior standing, declared major or minor in the School of Business and Economics, acceptance to an internship program or site, interview with and approval of the instructor. See the departmental internship coordinator for more details.

FINC 499

Bachelor’s Essay (3) PR: Senior standing and department approval

Notes:

  • The business and accounting programs offered by the School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).