Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog 
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog

Economics, BA

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Each of our economic faculty members bring to their teaching a rich background of practical experience analyzing policy issues and problems. This faculty experience, combined with small classes and close relationships to the North Bay economic community, create a unique learning environment for students.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Articulate an understanding of economic terms, concepts, and theories.

  • Identify subjective and objective aspects of economic policy.
  • Use both qualitative and quantitative reasoning to analyze social and economic issues.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current and historic economic issues and perspectives.

Career Possibilities

Economics: Consulting; Research: Local, State and Federal Government Agencies
Banking and Finance: Financial Analysis, Commercial Banking, Credit Analysis, Operations Securities
Insurance: Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management
Sales Management: Person-to-Person and Business-to-Business sales management in all industries
Management: Business and industry
Education: Teaching, Research

Degree Requirements

See the “Degree Requirements ” in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements.

General Education Requirements (48 units)

See the “General Education ” requirements in the University Catalog for information on General Education requirements. Some major requirements may double count for GE requirements.

Major Core Requirements

Electives (15-16 units)

To complete the major, students must complete four additional upper division ECON courses consisting of 15-16 units. These courses are in addition to the core requirements and should be selected in consultation with an advisor. Any additional 300 or 400 level ECON courses may meet this requirement except for ECON 497 or 499.


Total GE units: 48

Total Major Core units: 32 (includes 9 units that also count for GE)

Major Elective units: 15

Elective units: 34 (must take AI as part of their elective requirements)

Total Units Required for Graduation: 120

Double Majors

Students with majors in disciplines such as business, environmental studies and political science will find that adding an economics major provides them with a breadth of background that is viewed favorably by graduate professional programs and employers. Students interested in any double major with economics should consult with their Economics Department advisor.

Graduate Work in Economics and Related Fields

Economics majors planning graduate work in economics, business, or public administration should take one or more courses of calculus and linear algebra, probability theory, ECON 404, ECON 405 and ECON 417. Consult with an advisor to plan accordingly. 

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