May 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics, B.A.

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Students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements, General College of Arts and Sciences Requirements, College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement, Major Requirements, and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases a minimum of 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.

Schedule of Classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

General Education Requirements

In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements section of the catalog.

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 3 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.