Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

Economics (ECO)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 45.0601

College of Arts & Sciences

http://economics.usf.edu/undergraduate/ba_ecn/

Major Description

Economics offers a clear and logical way of thinking about complicated issues such as unemployment, inflation, pollution, and crime. The department offers broad course choices allowing students to tailor their programs to provide training for professional careers in business, teaching, government, and law. Students interested in majoring or minoring in economics should contact the undergraduate advisor in the Economics Department for more information.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for the major in Economics. These courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" before the degree is granted. If the courses are not transferred in, they may be taken at USF.

  • ECO X013 Economic Principles: Macroeconomics or ECO XXXX 3 credit hours
  • ECO X023 Economic Principles: Microeconomics or ECO XXXX 3 credit hours

Total Major Hours: 34 Hours

Major Core

A student may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics by satisfactorily completing 34 credits in Economics in addition to college requirements.

MAC 2233 Business Calculus or MAC 2311 Calculus 1 (or the equivalent) must be taken as a prerequisite for ECO 3101 and ECO 3203.

ECP 3703, Managerial Economics (formerly ECO 3100), may be substituted for ECO 3101. Students may not take both for credit.

No more than 3 hours credit can be applied toward a major from ECO 4905 and/or ECO 4914.

Major Core Courses - 19 Hours

  • ECO 2013 Economic Principles: Macroeconomics
  • ECO 2023 Economic Principles: Microeconomics
  • ECO 3101 Intermediate Price Theory
  • ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • QMB 2100 Business and Economic Statistics
  • QMB 3200 Business and Economics Statistics II
  • ECO 4935 Special Topics in Economics: Exit Requirement in Economics (one credit hours)

Major Elective Courses - 15 Hours

Fifteen credit hours of Economics electives numbered 3000 or higher.

NOTE: ECO 1000 (if taken before both ECO 2013 and ECO 2023) if student receives a C- or better may be substituted for a maximum of 3 hours of upper level elective credit.

Additional Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Economics majors working at the regional campuses may not be able to fulfill all economics course requirements at those campuses.

  • All students entering USF for the first time, in Fall 2012 or later, who earn 3 (three) D and/or F grades in any of the following courses at USF: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, ECO 3101, ECO 3203, QMB 2100, QMB 3200 and MAC 2233 (or MAC 2311 or equivalent) will be required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance, and to a major that is not conferred by the Department of Economics through either the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Business.
  • All continuing USF students who entered USF prior to Fall 2012 and who have not earned any D or F grades in any of the following courses at USF: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, ECO 3101, ECO 3203, QMB 2100, QMB 3200 and MAC 2233 (or MAC 2311 or equivalent) by the beginning of Fall 2012, will also be allowed 3 (three) D and/or F grades in those courses before being required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance, and to a major that is not conferred by the Department of Economics through either the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Business.
  • All continuing USF students who entered USF prior to Fall 2012 and who have earned 1 (one) or more D or F grades in any of the following courses at USF: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, ECO 3101, ECO 3203, QMB 2100, QMB 3200 and MAC 2233 (or MAC 2311 or equivalent) by the beginning of Fall 2012, will only be allowed 2 (two) more D and/or F grades in those courses before being required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance, and to a major that is not conferred by the Department of Economics through either the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Business.

Grade Forgiveness will NOT apply to the mandated requirement of changing majors.

Appeals to the required change of major will be handled in the Economics Department and ONLY those students whose appeal is based on exceptional circumstances will be considered.


Major Course Grade Requirement

Students must obtain a grade of "C-" or higher in ECO 3101 or ECP 3703 (formerly ECO 3100) in order to enroll in any course for which ECO 3101 or ECP 3703 is a prerequisite.

Major Grade Requirement

Students must obtain a grade of "C-" or higher in all courses required for the major or minor in Economics.

Major Residency Requirement

At least 12 hours of upper level credit must be taken in residence at USF.

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