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.

Lower Division Preparation for the Major (16-20 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 Microeconomics3-4
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics1-4
 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
 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.

Economics Major (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 (12 units)
ECON 201Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 202Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 370Applied Econometrics3
ECON 490WSenior Seminar3
Elective units (18 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
150
Survey 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 370Applied Econometrics3
ECON electives6
CC or electives9-10
Senior Year
Semester I
ECON elective3
CC or electives9-10
Semester II
ECON 490WSenior Seminar3
ECON elective3
CC or electives9-10

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

Economics Minor (18 units)

Required Courses (12 units)
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 201Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 202Intermediate Macroeconomics3
Elective Courses (6 units)
ECON upper-division electives6

*An upper-division ECON elective may used to substitute for either ECON 201 or ECON 202, but not both.