Economics- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of 2054 Farmer School of Business (513-529-2836).

This is one of three programs Miami offers in economics. Another is business-economics in the School of Business Administration. The same core of economics courses is required for both majors; the difference is the divisional requirements. You should choose this program if you are interested in a liberal arts background in addition to your major. The third major is the Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics described below.

Honors in Economics

For details on honors in economics please see the departmental website.

Program Requirements

(30 semester hours)

All of these:

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

ECO 311 Examining Economic Data and Models (3)

ECO 315 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3)

ECO 317 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)

Fifteen additional hours of advanced (at or above 300 level) in economics, including at least six hours in courses that require ECO 315 and/or 317 as prerequisite (these courses are numbered 410 or above).

At least nine hours of advanced economics (numbered above 300) must be taken at Miami, including ECO 315 and 317. Up to three hours of Summer Scholar credit can be applied toward the 15 hours of advanced economics. Any exception to this must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.

Related Hours (16 required)

Calculus. Choose ONE of the following:

MTH 151 Calculus I (5)

MTH 153 Calculus I (4)

MTH 249 Calculus II (5)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4)

Statistics. Choose ONE of the following:

ISA 205 Statistics (4)

STA 261 Statistics (4)

STA 301 Applied Statistics (3)

STA 368 Introduction to Statistics (4)

Choose your remaining hours from accountancy, decision sciences, finance, geography, history, management information systems, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, statistics, or computer science and software engineering.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Economics meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: ECO 315, 317, and two economics courses numbered 410 or above.

Mathematics and statistics beyond the minimum requirement is recommended if you are considering graduate school in economics. See your adviser.

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