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Program Learning Objectives 

1. Students will be able to recall and interpret intermediate microeconomic theory;
2. Students will be able to recall and interpret intermediate macroeconomic theory;
3. Students will be able to recall and interpret international economic theory;
4. Students will be able to recall and interpret the fundamental tools of quantitative analysis.
5. Students will be able to apply economic theory to analyze important business, economic or social issues;
6. Students will be able to apply algebraic, graphical or statistical methods to analyze important business, economic or social issues;
7. Students will be able to employ economic research methodology to analyze important business, economic or social issues;
8. Students will be able to employ technical writing skills to analyze important business, economic or social issues.
9. Whenever relevant and appropriate, students will be able to identify and examine diverse perspectives when explaining and comparing solutions to important business, economic or social problems;
10. Whenever relevant and appropriate, students will be able to identify and examine the ethical implications of proposed solutions to important business, economic or social problems.   

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
Note: No major, support or concentration courses may be selected as credit/no credit.
MAJOR COURSES
ECON 221Microeconomics4
ECON 222Macroeconomics (D2) 14
ECON 311
ECON 312
Intermediate Microeconomics I
and Intermediate Microeconomics II
8
ECON 313Intermediate Macroeconomics4
ECON 339Econometrics4
Select from the following:4
Senior Project I
and Senior Project II
Applied Senior Project
ECON electives (300-400 level)4
ECON electives (400 level)16
General Economics or Concentration 228
SUPPORT COURSES
BUS 207Legal Responsibilities of Business4
BUS 214Financial Accounting4
BUS 215Managerial Accounting4
MATH 141Calculus I (B1) 1,34
Select from the following: 48-9
Statistical Inference for Management I
and Statistical Inference for Management II (B1) 1
Statistics I
and Statistics II 5
GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)
(See GE program requirements below.)60
FREE ELECTIVES
Free Electives19-20
Total units180
1

Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.

2

Economics majors do not need a to choose a concentration but they can if they choose. Students who choose not to declare a concentration must fulfill the requirements of General Economics: Complete at least 8 units 300-400 level ECON coursework plus any 20 units of coursework at 300-400 level.

3

 Students pursuing the Quantitative concentration should take MATH 141 and MATH 142 instead of just MATH 141.

4

Students pursuing the Quantitative concentration should take STAT 301 and STAT 302 instead of STAT 251 and STAT 252.

5

 If STAT 301 and STAT 302 is taken, 4 units of GE B1 are needed to meet the GE B1 requirement.

 Concentrations

Students may elect to complete curriculum in General Economics or choose from the following concentrations:

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 12 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing4
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3Physical Science4
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
Area CArts and Humanities
C1Literature4
C2Philosophy4
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy (4 units in Major) 10
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E)4
D5Upper-division elective (no ECON course)4
Area FTechnology
F Upper-division elective4
Total units60
1

Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE