Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Economics, B.A.


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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

(See below for a sample four-year program.)

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (50, 12 in major) 38  
  Major requirements 45-48  
  General electives 34-37  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

Units


Total units in the major core: 30-32 Additional Major Courses: 15-16 (Includes upper division major courses, but excludes ECON 295, 496, 497, 499) Total units in the major: 45-48

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. 

Sample Four-Year Program


* May take MATH 165 or BUS 211 instead of ECON 217 

Bachelor of Arts in Economics


Freshman Year: 30-34 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15-18 Units)

Sophomore Year: 26 Units


Fall Semester (12 Units)

Spring Semester (14 Units)

Junior Year: 28-29 Units


Fall Semester (14 Units)

  • Economics Elective 3XX or 4XX Units 4
  • Economics Elective 3XX or 4XX Units 4
  • GE Area UD D: Social Sciences Units 3
  • Elective Units 3
Spring Semester (14 Units)

  • Economics 3XX or 4XX Unit(s): 4
  • Economics 3XX or 4XX Unit(s): 4
  • UD GE Area B4: Quantitative Reasoning Unit(s): 3
  • UD GE Area C: Arts or Humanities Unit(s): 3

Senior Year: 28-31 Units


Fall Semester (15-16 Units)

  • Economics 4XX Seminar Unit(s): 4
  • Elective Units(s): 3
  • Elective Units(s): 3
  • Elective Units(s): 3
  • Elective Units(s): 3
Spring Semester (14-16 Units)

  • Economics 4XX Seminar Unit(s): 4
  • Elective Units(s): 3
  • Elective Units(s): 3
  • Elective Units(s): 3
  • Elective Units(s): 3

Total Units: 120


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