2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics (B.A.)


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Economics


Coordinator: Carmel Coughlan M.B.A.

The Economics major provides students with a solid understanding of the theoretical tools of economic analysis and their application to economics issues which concern individuals, firms and/or nations, either in the domestic setting or internationally.  Students acquire the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to investigate and critically evaluate economic conditions and trends.

 

Within Economics, there are two possible majors.  The B.A. in Economics allows students the opportunity to earn a major that builds on the liberal arts foundation of Salve Regina University.  It offers students a strong background in economics while at the same time allow the student to double major in another discipline such as Political Science, History, Psychology and the like.  The B.S. in Economics familiarizes students with the quantitative tools used in the analysis of economic policy.  Additionally, it includes business courses that focus on the application of theory.

 

Both majors are designed to prepare students for a wide variety of career opportunities in business and government, to pursue graduate study, as well as to become better-informed and productive citizens.

Major Requirements


Students earning a B.A. in Economics are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 36-41 elective credits, and 33 credits (11 courses) in their major:

Degree Plan


Degree Plan for Economics (B.A.)
 
Fall
Spring
First Year
 
 
UNV101: University Seminar I (3 credits) &
FYT100: First Year Transitions (1 credit) 
X
 
ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics (3 credits)
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
UNV102: University Seminar II (3 credits)
 
X
ECN102: Introductory Microeconomics (3 credits)
 
X
Second Year
 
 
RTS225: Quest for the Ultimate (3 credits)  or
PHL225: Quest for the Good Life (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
ECN201: Intermediate Macroeconomics  (3 credits)  
X
 
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Core Course (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
ECN202: Intermediate Microeconomics (3 credits)  
 
X
Third Year
 
 
ECN305: Money, Banking in Financial Markets (3 credits) or
Upper level (200/300/400-level) ECN Elective (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
Upper level (200/300/400-level) ECN Elective (3 credits) (one each semester)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
 
ECN317: Economic Ideas in Historical Perspective (3 credits)
 
X
Fourth Year
 
 
ECN420: Political Economy of Industrial Societies  (3 credits)
 
X
ECN490 Public Finance & Public Policy (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X
X
Elective (3 credits)
X

 

 

*Suggested Plan to Complete Degree Requirements


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