Economics Curriculum

Below is the current course catalog information. To view more information and an overview of the major visit the course section in the catalog.

The Economics Major

Preparation for the Major

Lower-division requirements for the major are the completion of the following courses with no grade below C-. Transfer courses must be C- or better.

Students who are pursuing a business major must complete all lower-division business preparatory courses before earning 60 units. Students who have completed 45 – 59 units will receive an email reminding them of the policy that business majors need to complete all lower-division business preparatory courses by 60 units and recommending that they meet with a business advisor, if needed.  Students, who have completed 60-74 units but still have outstanding lower-division business preparatory courses, will have an advisor hold placed on their account and must meet with a business advisor before registering for any upper-division business courses.  If a student has earned 75 or more units and still has not completed all of the lower-division business preparatory courses then the student will not be able to register for any upper-division business courses until the lower-division business preparatory courses have been successfully completed with a C- or better.

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3-4
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics1-4
or ECON 217 Applied Regression Analysis
Must receive pre-approval to register for ECON 217.
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130Survey of Calculus (or Calculus I)3-4
or MATH 150 Calculus I
Total Units16-21

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

Major Requirements

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 490Senior Seminar3
Required Courses Total Units12
Elective Courses
Any pre-approved ECON upper-division elective18
Total Units30

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 IUnits
Preceptorial3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 115College Algebra3
CC or electives6-7
Semester IIHours
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130
or 150
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
3
CC or electives6-7
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
ECON 202Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics4
CC or electives9
Semester IIHours
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 201Intermediate Microeconomics3
CC or electives9
Junior Year
Semester IHours
ECON electives6
CC or electives9-12
Semester IIHours
ECON 370Applied Econometrics3
ECON electives6
CC or electives6-9
Senior Year
Semester IHours
ECON elective3
CC or electives12
Semester IIHours
ECON 490Senior Seminar3
ECON elective3
CC or electives9

Below is the current course catalog information. To view more information and an overview of the major visit the course section in the catalog.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 201Intermediate Microeconomics 13
ECON 202Intermediate Macroeconomics 13
Elective Courses
ECON upper-division electives6
Total Units18