Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 45.0601
College of Arts & Sciences
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.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
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.
Major Core Courses - 18 Hours
- ECO 2013 Economic Principles: Macroeconomics
- ECO 2023 Economic Principles: Microeconomics
- ECO 3101 Intermediate Price Theory
- ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics
- ECO 2052 Analytical Tools for Economists
- STA 2023 Introductory Statistics I
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 economics elective credit.
All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 or IDS 4914 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.