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Bachelor of Arts in Economics

The School of Business Administration offers a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree program prepares students for careers in business, government and nonprofit organizations, as well as for graduate study in law, business, public policy and economics.

Lower-division Preparation for the Major (19-20 units)
Lower-division requirements for the major are:

  1. third semester competency in a second language
  2. 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 201
ECON 101
ECON 102
ECON 216
ITMG 100
MATH 130
or 150

Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Statistics for Business and Economics
Information Systems
Survey of Calculus
or Calculus I

Students considering graduate studies in economics are advised to take MATH 150; MATH 151 and 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 bulletin, lower-division requirements for the major, the Professional Development Passport Program and all of the following major requirements:

Required Courses (12 units)

ECON 201
ECON 202
ECON 370
ECON 490

Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Applied Econometrics
Senior Seminar

Elective units (18 units)

Any pre-approved ECON upper-division elective

The economics major requires a minimum of 18 upper-division units in the major be completed at USD.