- Banking and Financial Economics
- Business Economics
- B.A. in Economics
- Managerial Finance & Accounting
B.A. with Major in Economics
The major in Economics is offered through the College of Arts & Sciences and provides a critical examination of how the economic system works in the United States and throughout the world. The introductory courses are surveys of economic problems, policies, and theory; the required courses in micro theory and macro theory give a deeper analytical foundation. Electives permit further study in a wide range of fields, including international trade and finance, public sector economics, economic development, economic history, capital theory and finance, labor economics, income distribution, political economy, financial markets, and public policy analysis. The major in Economics provides a general background that is useful to those planning careers in law, government service, or business, as well as those planning careers as professional economists. Professional economists work as college professors, as researchers for government agencies, in businesses and consulting firms, and as administrators and managers in a wide range of fields.
Freshman students who have decided on a major in Arts & Sciences may be admitted directly to the College. Students enrolled in other colleges at UND who decide on an Arts and Sciences major may transfer to Arts and Sciences provided they are in Academic Good Standing. Transfer students with a satisfactory academic record (generally a C or 2.00 Grade Point Average) may be admitted directly to the College.
Goals and Objectives
Goal 1: Students will understand key economic concepts and institutions and be able to use this knowledge to explain economic events, solve problems, and recommend and defend economic policies.
Students acquire knowledge of economic concepts and institutions.
Students solve problems using economics.
Students assess economic policies.
Students develop an understanding of the global economy.
Goal 2: Students develop skills in using quantitative methods to solve economic problems and analyze economic issues.
Students retrieve, interpret, and manipulate economic data.
Students conduct research projects that involve solving problems that use economic data.
Goal 3: Students will be able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
Students present the results of their economic studies in writing.
Students orally present the results of their economic studies.
Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution)
Essential Studies Requirements (See University ES listing)
BA with Major in Economics Required Courses
|ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics||3 credits|
|ECON 202||Principles of Macroeconomics||3 credits|
|ECON 210||Introduction to Business and Economics Statistics||3 credits|
|ECON 303||Money and Banking||3 credits|
|ECON 308||Intermediate Microeconomic Theory||3 credits|
|ECON 309||Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy||3 credits|
|ECON 338||International Economics||3 credits|
|ECON 410||Empirical Methods in Economics I||3 credits|
|Total Credits||24 credits|
|Elective Major Courses: Choose from either Option A, Option B, or a 12 credit hour combination from Options A and B below|
|Option A: Choose at least 12 of the following|
|ECON 305||Principles of Banking I||3 credits|
|ECON 324||Public Finance||3 credits|
|ECON 330||Business and Economic History||3 credits|
|ECON 341||Labor Economics and Labor Relations||3 credits|
|ECON 355||Government Regulation of Business||3 credits|
|ECON 380||Global Economic Development||3 credits|
|ECON 395||Special Topics in Economics||1-3 credits|
|ECON 397||Cooperative Education||1-4 credits|
|ECON 400||History of Economic Thought||3 credits|
|ECON 405||Bank Regulation||3 credits|
|ECON 409||Current Issues in Macroeconomic Policy||3 credits|
|ECON 411||Empirical Method in Economics II||3 credits|
|ECON 414||Managerial Economics||3 credits|
|ECON 416||Mathematics for Economists||3 credits|
|ECON 438||International Money and Finance||3 credits|
|ECON 489||Senior Honors Thesis||1-8 credits|
|ECON 495||Readings in Economics *||1-3 credits|
|ECON 496||Research in Economics *||1-3 credits|
|ECON 497||Internship *||1-4 credits|
|ECON 575||Advanced Special Topics||3 credits|
|Option B (Quantitative Option**): Choose 12 credit hours from the following:|
|ECON 411||Empirical method in Economics II||3 credits|
|ECON 416||Mathematics for Economists||3 credits|
|MATH 165||Calculus I||4 credits|
|MATH 166||Calculus II||4 credits|
|MATH 265||Calculus III||4 credits|
|MATH 266||Elementary Differential Equations||3 credits|
*No more than 3 credit hours of electives from ECON 397 - Cooperative Education, ECON 495 - Readings in Economics, ECON 496 - Research in Economics, and ECON 497 - Internship may count toward the elective major courses.
** Students seeking to prepare for graduate school in Economics are advised to choose Option B.