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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Bachelor of Arts

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Requirement for Economics Majors

The student must satisfy all CLAS requirements for the degree. Students should consult the university catalog for details of these requirements.

Students must take at least 40 semester hours of economics. A GPA of 2.5 or above is required for graduation. No pass-fail grades count towards the major. Students should consult with the undergraduate advisor on a regular basis regarding scheduling of classes and their progress toward fulfilling the major requirements.

Required Courses

Two introductory courses and six core courses are required. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in these courses. Students are urged to complete the core courses in economics as soon as possible, since the knowledge gained in these courses will improve performance in the electives.

Introductory Courses:

ECON 2012 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2022 Principles of Microeconomics

Core Courses:

ECON 3801 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
ECON 3811 Statistics with Computer Applications
ECON 4071 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECON 4081 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 4091 History of Economic Thought

ECON 4811 Introduction to Econometrics

Economics Electives

The student may choose any five other courses in economics to complete the hours required for the economics major. Courses are offered such as Money and Banking, International Trade and Finance, Economic Development, Economic Forecasting, Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, and the Economics of Race and Gender. Students must receive a grade of D- or better in their elective courses, but only one grade below a C- will count toward the fulfillment of the major requirements.

Outside Courses

If a student is planning on attending graduate school in economics or business, he or she should consult with UCD economics faculty regarding additional mathematics courses.

Senior Exercise

At the end of their senior year, students must submit copies of their three best term papers for the purpose of assessing the success of the economics program.  These papers can be given to the department's program assistant.