Nov 14, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics, B.A.


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Economics is the study of how firms and countries make informed choices. Using tools of economic analysis, economists evaluate the costs and benefits of courses of action in order to choose among alternatives. Economics majors develop ways of thinking that are analytical and rigorous. A degree in economics prepares students for careers in financial services, business, health care, real estate, government and international organizations. Economics also provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in a variety of fields including economics, business law, public administration, and medicine. Coastal Carolina University offers two different degree programs in economics: a Bachelor of Science in business administration (B.S.B.A.) with a major in economics and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in economics.

Students completing the economics B.S.B.A. program will have competencies in both micro and macro economics.

Student Learning Outcomes

1.1. Optimal Firm Output

Students will be able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of optimal firm output. 

1.2. Marginal Analysis

Students will be able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of marginal analysis.

2.1. Deficit Spending

Students will be able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of deficit spending under various schools of macroeconomic thought.

2.2. Policy Recommendations 

Students will be able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of policy recommendations promoted by various schools of economic thought such as Classicalism, Keynesianism, and Monetarism. 

3.1. Economic Theory

Students will be able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of economic theory.

3.2. Economic Analysis

Students will be able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of economic analysis.  

Degree Requirements (120 Credits)


Core Curriculum Requirements


  

Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements (3-7+ Credits) *  

Foundation Courses (13-14 Credits) *


Minimum grade of ‘C’ is required in all foundation courses.

Note:


* Course credit hours only count once toward the total university graduation credit hour requirements. Click on Credit Sharing  for more information.

+ A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in MATH 131  or MATH 135 .

Major Requirements (24 Credits)


Minimum grade of ‘C’ is required in major requirements.

Cognate Requirements (12 Credits)


The cognate requirement is designed to encourage students to enroll in courses outside the discipline that complement and support the major. Courses taken for the cognate must be chosen in consultation with the academic adviser. A minimum of 12 credits is required. Only courses at the 300 level or above are acceptable for cognate credit with the exception of MATH 161 - Calculus II (4 credits)  and MATH 260 - Calculus III (4 credits) . Students may select courses from one or more disciplines and/or may choose a minor to satisfy the cognate requirement. A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all cognate courses.

Electives (24-30 Credits)


Total Credits Required: 120


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