B.S. in Economics and Computational Analysis

bs-economicsIn the last two decades, the economics discipline has changed; we recognize that our daily existence is more complicated than traditionally thought. There is an interconnectedness in our decision making, bounds on our cognition and rationality, overwhelming levels of information and stochastic shocks to our economy that create system complexity. In short, our world is more human than the economic tradition. The Economics and Computational Analysis degree program introduces students to advances in economic analysis that allow us to incorporate that system complexity into our decision making.

The B.S. in Economics and Computational Analysis is a comprehensive 4-year program that gives students a broad understanding of economic activities and specific quantitative skills to rigorously analyze economic, social, business, and/or public policy issues. The degree program incorporates a minor (or double major) in a framing discipline that both broadens and deepens the students' knowledge and understanding.

Lower division degree requirements (60 hours)

Lower division requirements lay a foundation for advanced study. Section I. of the lower division requirements are the same 44hours, plus FYE 101 (1 hr.) for a total of 45 hours. The rest of the lower division consists of mathematics and/or statistics and lower division electives.

Lower Division General Education Requirements  
    Same as BSBA plus FYE 101 45 hrs.
     Math Proficiency: math and/or statistics 9 hrs.
     Lower division electives 6 hrs.

Upper division degree requirements (60 hrs.)

Upper division requirements provide a framing discipline and the economics concentration that completes the degree. Notice, with a careful use of your minor field and free electives it is easy to double major. Examples of interesting double majors include, but are not limited to: econ/mathematics, econ/sociology, econ/finance, econ/biology, econ/philosophy, and so forth.

Minor/second major in selected field, approved by Chair, Dept. of Economics 21 hrs.
Economics Coursework  
  Economics Required Courses 15 hrs.
     340 Intermediate Macro 3 hrs.
     345 Intermediate Micro 3 hrs.
     411 Economics and Information Technology 3 hrs.
     445 Games and Networks 3 hrs.
     499 Agent-based Computational Economics 3 hrs.
  Economics Electives 9 hrs
     406 Sports Economics  
     475 Labor Markets and Human Resources  
     470 Seminar in Economics  
     480 Introduction to Econometrics  
     490 Special topics  
Free Electives 15 hrs.
Total 120hrs