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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, B.A.

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Requirements for the liberal arts major in economics, B.A. program

The program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics includes cognate courses in mathematics, statistics and computers and required economics courses and economics electives, as listed below. Students who have taken ECN 1500  or ECN 1600  before ECN 2010  or ECN 2020  (or ECN 2000 ) and who subsequently become economics majors, should talk to the department chairperson. The economics major must complete each of the cognate, required and elective courses with a grade of (C) or better:

Cognate courses

Economics major electives

Choose five economics electives at the 3000 level or above. No more than three credits of ECN 4996, ECN 3800, or ECN 4900 may be counted as electives. Students taking ECN 1500 or ECN 1600 before ECN 2000, ECN 2010 or ECN 2020, and who subsequently become economics majors, should talk to the department chairperson.

Note: Students must meet any course prerequisites before taking these courses.  All cognate, required and major elective courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Additional Information

In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of coursework used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

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