BS in Economics

Economics focuses on how and why individuals make choices about the allocation of scarce resources. Students learn how competition in the marketplace leads to efficient production of goods and services, and how government intervention affects market outcomes in the form of prices, wages, profits and employment levels. A major in economics prepares students for employment in private firms, foundations and trade associations, and government agencies, and serves as an excellent foundation for law school or other study leading to an advanced degree.

Michael Stern, Chair, email: sternml@auburn.edu

Department of Economics
0340 Haley Center
Auburn University, AL 36849
334-844-2903

 

Curriculum Guides

Curriculum in Economics: Primary Track

 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3Core History13
Core Fine Arts3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
MATH 1610 Calculus I or 1680 Calculus with Business Applications I4MATH 1690 Calculus With Business Apps II3
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Foreign Language II (College Core)4
 Approved Humanities Choice23
 14 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature13Core Humanities (excluding COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete the sequence13
Core Social Science or Core History to complete the sequence13Core Science II4
Core Science I4Select one of the following:3
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
STAT 2610 Statistics for Business and Economics
 
 
STAT 2010 Statistics for Social and Behavior Sciences
 
 
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences
 
 
BUAL 2600 Business Analytics I
 
 ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3
 Elective33
 13 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 3020 Intermediate Microeconomics3ECON 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 4300 International Economics3ECON 3600 Mathematical Methods for Economists3
Electives310Electives39
 16 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 4600 Econometrics I43Economics Electives59
Economics Electives56Electives36
Electives36UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

1

Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence.  They are also required to complete one Core History or one Core Literature in the discipline not selected as the sequence.

2

One Core Humanities choice must cover SLO 3.

3

Students must complete an outside minor.

4

ECON 4600 fulfills SLO 7.

5

Students should meet with their advisers to select appropriate Economics electives at the 3000-level or above.

 


Curriculum in Economics: Quantitative Track

 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3Core History13
Core Fine Arts3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
MATH 1610/1617 Calculus I4MATH 1620 Calculus II4
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Foreign Language II (College Core)4
 Approved Humanities Choice23
 14 17
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Core Literature13Core Humanities (excluding COMM 1000) or Core Literature to complete sequence13
Core Social Science or Core History to complete sequence13Core Science II4
Core Science I4Select one of the following:3
ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics3
STAT 2610 Statistics for Business and Economics
 
 
STAT 2010 Statistics for Social and Behavior Sciences
 
 
STAT 2510 Statistics for Biological and Health Sciences
 
 
BUAL 2600 Business Analytics I
 
 ECON 2030 Principles of Macroeconomics3
 Elective33
 13 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 3020 Intermediate Microeconomics3ECON 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 4300 International Economics3ECON 3600 Mathematical Methods for Economists3
MATH 2630 Calculus III4MATH 2660 Topics in Linear Algebra3
MATH 3100/STAT 3600 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics3MATH 5200/STAT 3610 Analysis I3
Elective32Elective33
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ECON 5020 Advanced Microeconomics3ECON 5030 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy3
ECON 4600 Econometrics I43Economics Electives36
Economics Elective33Electives36
Electives36UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

1

Students are required to complete a two-course history sequence or a two-course literature sequence.  They are also required to complete one Core History or Core Literature in the discipline not selected as the sequence.

2

One Core Humanties must cover SLO 3.

3

Students must check with their advisers to determine appropriate economics electives and other electives.

4

ECON 4600 fulfills SLO 7.

 

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Last Updated: March 13, 2014