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2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, Social Science Concentration, B.S.

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Intended for students pursuing a broad based approach to understanding contemporary social issues, the social science concentration would be similar to traditional liberal arts or B.A. degree in economics. Students are encouraged to consider studying a foreign language as a purposeful use of some of their free elective credits.

Economics B.S.

The Bachelor of Science degree is anchored by a strong core of required economics, mathematics, and statistics courses that provide a solid foundation of analytical and quantitative reasoning. Flexibility comes from selecting one of six concentrations to complement the economics foundation courses. Each concentration has been designed to meet the specific and interests of students focused upon a variety of career or professional options. By partnering with other disciplines, our students are assured of gaining insights from cross-disciplinary studies.

Course Requirements


Students taking ECO 113 - Principles of Economics Credits: 4  should not take ECO 101  or ECO 102 . Only six hours of Principles credits will count toward the 27 required credit hours in Economics.

Concentration Requirements

Students may choose from pre-approved concentrations or seek departmental approval for a concentration of their own design. The decision regarding one's concentration should be made normally during the sophomore year. The current pre-approved concentrations are: business, data science, mathematics, political science, public administration, and the social sciences. Each of the concentrations (other than social sciences) has been structured to ensure students earn a minor in the complementary discipline.

Social Science Concentration


MAT 140A  or MAT 140B  not required if math placement test level is 5 or 6.

Allied Fields (18 crs.)

Students concentrating in the social sciences must take the following courses and credits in the appropriate allied fields.

Political Science

Sociology or Anthropology

Geography, History, or Philosophy

  • Two courses from one of these disciplines inclusive of a 300 level elective selected with advisement.  Note: HIS 105  and HIS 106  do not fulfill this requirement.

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