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2008-2009 College Catalog 
2008-2009 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Major, B.A.

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Subtotal: 18

Approved Electives (upper division economics courses): 18

Total Hours of Economics required for Economics Major: 36


Subtotal 39-40
Selected Minor (minimum) 18
General Studies (minimum) 33
Multicultural requirement* 3
Electives** 26-27
Total Hours Required for Bachelors of Arts in Economics 120


*(recommended for students interested in graduate work in economics)

**Check with an advisor in the Department of Economics regarding electives and the multicultural requirement.

Economics with Secondary Social Studies Licensure:

In addition to the required Social Science core the Economics major includes advanced courses in Economics, Econometrics, and History of Economic Thought.

General Studies:

General Studies Total: 25

Additional Licensure Requirement for Secondary Social Sciences:

Economics Core Total: 21-22

Electives: (12 upper division Economics courses)

  • ECO xxxx Selected in consultation with an advisor: 3

  • ECO xxxx Selected in consultation with an advisor: 3

  • ECO xxxx Selected in consultation with an advisor: 3


Electives Total required: 12


The standard Economics major requires 18 hours of electives. GEG 3000 and PSC 3030, which are required for Secondary Social Studies, will be accepted towards the major replacing two Economics electives.

Additional Course Requirements for Secondary Social Studies:


Additional Required Courses Total
Major Total
General Studies Total
Licensure Total (Includes HIS 4010)
Grand Total

International Business Concentration for Business Majors Only

The International Business Concentration provides students majoring in one of the business disciplines with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the rapidly changing global business, legal and cultural environment.

In addition to the major degree program requirements, the concentration requires 18 to 22 hours in international courses: a 12 hour core and six hours of approved international electives. Some students pursuing an International Business Concentration may need more than 120 semester hours of credit to graduate. Interested students should contact an International Business advisor as early in their degree program as possible.

Coursework used to meet the requirements for the concentration may not be used to meet the requirements for a major. Some courses in the International Business Concentration program have pre-requisites which must be satisfied. These prerequisites do not count towards the concentration.

Total credit hours: 18-22


1 This course is required for Management majors. See a Management advisor to identify an appropriate substitute course.
2 This course is required for Marketing majors. See a Marketing advisor to identify an appropriate substitute course.
3 This course fulfills the multicultural requirement.
4 Cannot be a job the student is currently doing. Must be approved by School of Business Dean.
5 Foreign language competency gained through other than college credit will be assessed by the Brigham Young University Competency and Placement Examination (CAPE). Contact the Assessment and Testing Center for further details, 303-556-3677.

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