Economics Major

Economics Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2012-2014, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2014. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Lower Division Preparation for the Major (19-20 units)

Lower-Division Requirements for the major are the completion of the following courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or better with no grade below C–. Transfer courses must be C or better.

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics4
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130Survey of Calculus (or Calculus I)3-4
MATH 150 Calculus I

Students considering graduate studies in economics are advised to take MATH 150; MATH 151 and MATH 250 are recommended, as well.

Major in Economics (30 units)

Students majoring in economics must satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements as set forth in the catalog, Lower-Division Requirements for the major, the Professional Development Passport Program and all of the following major requirements:

Required Courses
ECON 201Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 202Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 370Applied Econometrics3
ECON 490WSenior Seminar3
Elective units
Any pre-approved ECON upper-division elective18

The economics major requires a minimum of 18 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD.

Recommended Program Of Study, Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Freshman Year
Semester IHours
Preceptorial3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 115College Algebra3
CC or electives6-7
Semester II
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130 150Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
3
CC or electives6-7
Sophomore Year
Semester I
ECON 202Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics4
CC or electives9
Semester II
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 201Intermediate Microeconomics3
CC or electives9
Junior Year
Semester I
ECON electives6
CC or electives9-10
Semester II
ECON electives6
CC or electives9-10
Senior Year
Semester I
ECON 370Applied Econometrics3
ECON elective3
CC or electives9-10
Semester II
ECON 490WSenior Seminar3
ECON elective3
CC or electives9-10