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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Economics produces students who have a thorough understanding of the tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis and the ability to apply these tools appropriately to real world situations. Students learn to communicate in a clear and rigorous style. They will gain a thorough understanding of the operations of the institutions of the American economy and knowledge of how institutions in other economies function. Recent economics majors have interned in the U.S. Supreme Court, Heritage Foundation, Council of Economic Advisors and the U.S. Commerce Department. Students have the opportunity to work in the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research and to apply for financial support to attend seminars on environmental economics in Montana. The B.A. in Economics is designed to permit students the flexibility to earn another major or to take additional coursework in business. Most economics majors find careers in business or pursue graduate degrees.

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.A. in Economics.

Students pursuing the B.A. in Economics are required to:

  • Attain at least a 2.500 grade point average in MATH 110 *, ECON 200  and ECON 201  before enrolling in upper-division courses.
  • Maintain at least a 2.000 grade point average in the major.
  • Receive at least a “C-” grade in each of the ten required courses in the economics core.
  • At least three elective courses (nine credits) must be taken from those electives listed as ECON courses.
  • Complete all courses in the major for a letter grade.
  • Complete a minimum of 21 credit hours of the requirements at Chapman University.
  • Complete 21 credits from upper division courses in the major.

total credits 43

*students may substitute MATH 109  for MATH 110 . However, students planning to pursue graduate studies in economics are strongly advised to take MATH 110  and additional mathematics courses under the guidance of their advisor.
**may substitute MATH 203  for MGSC 209 .
***may not count as an upper-division economics elective if used to satisfy core requirements.

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