Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Economics (ECO)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 45.0601

College of Arts & Sciences


Major Description

Economics offers a clear and logical way of thinking about complicated issues such as unemployment, inflation, pollution, and crime. The Department of Economics 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 Department of Economics 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
  • ECO X023 Economic Principles: Microeconomics or ECO XXXX

Total Major Hours: 33 Hours

Major Core

A student may earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics by satisfactorily completing 33 credits in Economics in addition to college requirements.

Major Core Courses - 18 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 Information

Major Advising

Advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences or the Transitional Advising Center will be available to assist students in the selection of a new major in their respective colleges.

Department of Economics

Major Faculty

Chairperson: B. Kamp; Professors: J.S. DeSalvo, K. Gyimah-Brempong, G.A. Picone, P.K. Porter; Professors Emeriti: D. M. Bellante, E.J. Ford, C.A. Green, M.G. Herander, W.Herman, J.S. Hodgson, J.W. Rowe, Jr., W.E. Shows; Associate Professors: B.P. Kamp, M.B. Loewy, M. Munkin, C.R. Thomas; Assistant Professors: A. Barbos, X. Jin, G. La Mattina, H. Liu, J. Wilde; Senior Instructors: S. Bartlett, A.J. Criss; Instructors: E. Martinez; Visiting Instructor: C.Jones.

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