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Please Note: this list of major requirements is for students whose initial term at KU was Spring 2009 or after.  The list of major requirements for students whose initial term was Fall 2008 or before is available on the left side of this page under Degree Requirements, Fall 2008 and prior edition.”

Degree Requirements

A. Requirements for the B.A. and B.G.S Major.  These degree options require a total of 30 hours of Economics and 9 hours of Mathematics.  These requirements can be comfortably completed in five semesters, never taking more than three of the required courses per semester. All B.A. and B.G.S majors must take the following five core courses:

Core Requirements………………………………………15 hours required

Econ 142 (or 143) Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Econ 144 (or 145) Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Econ 520 Microeconomics (3)

Econ 522 Macroeconomics (3)

Econ 526 (or 715) Introduction to Econometrics (3)

Mathematics Requirements ……………………………….9 - 13 hours required

Math 115 (3) & Math 116 (3)

Or       

Math 121 (or 141) (5) & Math 122 (or 142) (5)

And    

Math 526 (3)

Capstone Course Requirements……………………………9 hours required

Choose any three 600 level or above Economics electives

Econ 6xx (3)

Econ 6xx (3)

Econ 6xx (3)

Electives………………………………………………………6 hours required

Choose two 500 level of above Economics electives

Econ 5xx or 6xx (3)

Econ 5xx or 6xx (3)

Minimum Major Hours……………………………………….30 hours required

Students must take at least three of the elective courses from the KU Department of Economics.  Perspective Economics majors should note that Econ 526 has, as a prerequisite, a calculus based statistics course and should plan accordingly.  Econ 310, Econ 496, Econ 497, and Econ 498 do not satisfy the elective course requirement.

See the department web site for a sample schedule of classes.

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B. Requirements for the BS degree.  The Bachelor of Science degree requires a total of 124 credit hours, 36 in Economics and 18-19 in Mathematics.  These requirements can be comfortably completed in six semesters, never taking more than three of the required courses per semester.

General Education Requirements …………………………… (61-62 hours)

English: same as the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements; see the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Requirements…………………………………9

Western Civilization………………………………………..6

Principal course requirements: The same as Bachelor of Arts degree requirements; see the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Requirements………………27

Non-economics Electives. At least three courses at the 300 level or above

Junior Senior Credit Hours. Forty-five hours at the 300 level or above

Economics Requirements

Core Requirements………………………………………15 hours required

Econ 142 (or 143) Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Econ 144 (or 145) Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

Econ 520 Microeconomics (3)

Econ 522 Macroeconomics (3)

Econ 700 Survey of Microeconomics (3)

Econ 715 Elementary Econometrics (3)

Mathematics Requirements ……………………………….18 - 19 hours required

Math 115 (3), Math 116 (3), & Math 122 (5)

Or       

Math 121 (or 141) (5) & Math 122 (or 142) (5)

And    

Math 290 (2), Math 223 (3), & Math 526 (3)

Electives………………………………………………………18 hours required

Chose six 500 level or above Economics electives

Econ 5xx or 6xx (3)

Econ 5xx or 6xx (3)

Econ 5xx or 6xx (3)

Econ 5xx or 6xx (3)

Econ 5xx or 6xx (3)

Econ 5xx or 6xx (3)

Minimum Major Hours……………………………………….36 hours required

Note that Econ 700 and Econ 715 are only offered during the fall semester. 

 

Sample BA/BGS Schedule

First Semester

  • Econ 142
  • Math 115 (or 121 or 141)

 

Second Semester

  • Econ 144
  • Math 116 (or 122 or 142)

 

Third Semester

  • Econ 500 elective
  • Econ 500 elective
  • Math 526

 

Fourth Semester

  • Econ 520
  • Econ 522
  • Econ 526

 

Fifth Semester

  • Econ 600 elective
  • Econ 600 elective
  • Econ 600 elective

Sample BS Schedule

 

First Semester

  • Econ 142
  • Econ 144
  • (Math 115)

 

Second Semester

  • Econ 500 elective
  • Econ 500 elective
  • Math 116 or Math 121 or Math 141

 

Third Semester

  • Econ 520
  • Econ 522
  • Math 122 or Math 142

 

Fourth Semester

 

 

 


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