Economics

School of Management
Department of Economics
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www.uaf.edu/som/programs/econ/

B.A., B.B.A. Degrees; Minor

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Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 120 Credits

Economics is the study of social activities concerned with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Nearly all social phenomena and problems have economic aspects, and therefore, knowledge of economic systems and their relations with each other is essential to an understanding of the complex world in which we live.

The department has three undergraduate instructional goals: to provide students with basic tools of analysis and the factual, statistical and descriptive materials they will need to perform their duties as citizens; to introduce economics majors to the various fields of economics to prepare them for positions in business and government and for graduate study; and to offer a course of study suitable for a minor in economics.

Major -- B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: MATH F262X* or MATH F200X.*)
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements. (As part of the B.A. degree requirements, complete: MATH F161X*, ECON F201 and ECON F202, and 3 credits of a political science elective.)
  3. Complete the following foundation requirements:*
    ACCT F261--Accounting Concepts and Uses I--3 credits
    ECON F227--Intermediate Statistics for Economics and Business--3 credits
    ECON F321--Intermediate Microeconomics--3 credits
    ECON F324--Intermediate Macroeconomics--3 credits
    ECON F463W--International Economics--3 credits
    STAT F200X--Elementary Probability and Statistics--3 credits
    Economics electives at the F300-level or above**--18 credits
  4. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Students must earn a C grade (2.0) or better in each course.

** Up to 6 credits of the following courses may be included: BA F325, F343 and F360. At least 6 credits of electives must be courses designated writing intensive (W).

Major -- B.B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete: MATH F262X* and BA F323X.*)
  2. Complete the B.B.A. degree requirements. (As part of the Common Body of Knowledge, complete AIS F310.)
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    ECON F321--Intermediate Microeconomics--3 credits
    ECON F324--Intermediate Macroeconomics**--3 credits
    ECON F350--Money and Banking II**--3 credits
    ECON F463W--International Economics--3 credits
    ECON F351--Public Finance (3)
         or ECON F451W--Public Expenditure Analysis (3)--3 credits
    ECON F409W--Industrial Organization (3)
         or ECON F420W--Labor Markets and Public Policy (3)--3 credits
    ECON F434W--Environmental Economics (3)
         or ECON F439W--Energy Economics (3)--3 credits
    BA F460O--International Business--3 credits
  4. Complete a minor complex (optional) or free electives to meet minimum credits required.
  5. Minimum credits required--120 credits

* Students must earn a C grade (2.0) or better in each course.

** If not taken in the B.B.A. Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).

Note: At least 6 credits in the major must be courses designated writing intensive (W).

Minor

  1. Complete the following:
    ECON F201--Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics--3 credits
    ECON F202--Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics--3 credits
    Approved economics courses at the F300-level or above--12 credits
  2. Minimum credits required--18 credits

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