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.
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.
If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.
Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.
Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.
ECO X013 Economic Principles: Macroeconomics or ECO XXXX
ECO X023 Economic Principles: Microeconomics or ECO XXXX
Total Major Hours: 33 Hours
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.
Chairperson: B. Kamp; Professors: J.S. DeSalvo, G.A. Picone, P.K. Porter; Professors Emeriti: D.M. Bellante, E.J. Ford, C.A. Green, K. Gyimah-Brempong, M.G. Herander, W. Herman, J.S. Hodgson, J.W. Rowe, Jr., W.E. Shows; Associate Professors: A. Barbos, B.P. Kamp, M.B. Loewy, M. Munkin, C.R. Thomas; Assistant Professors: X. Jin, G. La Mattina, H. Liu, J. Wilde; Senior Instructors: S. Bartlett, A.J. Criss, E. Martinez;Visiting Assistant Professors: F. Fawaz, A. Sanchez-Penalver; Visiting Instructor: C. Jones.
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This major has an accelerated track that confers an undergraduate and graduate degree upon completion.