Economics

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

B.A. in Economics

In an increasingly interconnected world, where commerce, employment, banking, investing, currencies and trade affect everyone, an education in economics is more important than ever. Economists grapple with some of the most pressing issues facing society, including globalization and standards of living in the developing world, the impact of public policy on the economy and the balance between environmental goals and economic growth. The 120-credit Bachelor of Arts degree program in Economics is a comprehensive examination of the economies of the United States and the world, led by distinguished professors with backgrounds in a diverse range of economics disciplines.

Graduates of the B.A. in Economics can aspire to careers as policy analysts working for banks, corporations, and governments; aid workers helping poor countries improve their economies; and diplomats specializing in the relationship between industry and government, among others.

Small classes, faculty with expertise in diverse areas, and a comprehensive examination of the economies of the United States and the world provide students with excellent career preparation.


Program Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credits
Required Economic Courses
(36 Credits)
ECO 10 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
ECO 11 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
ECO 61 Microeconomics Analysis 3
ECO 62 Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO 72 Statistics
ECO 73  Intermediate Business Statistics
 Choose Six of the Following Courses

ECO 7

Political Aspects of Economics 3
ECO 14 Everyday Economics
ECO 21 Money and Banking
ECO 22 Economics for Investors
ECO 23 /PSY 23 Behavioral Economics
ECO 25 Economic Geography  3
ECO 32 Economics of American Industry
ECO 35 Economics of Government
ECO 36 Health Economics
ECO 37 The Economics of Obesity
ECO 38 Sports Economics
ECO 40 Contemporary Chinese Economy
ECO 41 International Economics
ECO 42 Economics of Underdeveloped Countries
ECO 43 The Japanese Economy
ECO 44 The Transition Economies of Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union
ECO 45 Economics of the Middle East
ECO 46 Current Economic Issues 3
ECO 47 Economics and Aging
ECO 48 Economics and the Law
ECO 49 Economics of the Environment 3
ECO 54 History of Economic Thought 3
ECO 55 American Economic History 3
ECO 63  Labor Economics
ECO/FIN 65  Money and Capital Markets
ECO 74 Mathematical Economics 3
ECO 75 Game Theory: Individual Choices and Group Outcomes
ECO 81 Research Problems in Economics I
ECO 82 Research Problems in Economics II 
ECO 88 Economics in the World 
ECO 359 Honors Advanced Elective
3
ECO 360 Honors Advanced Elective 
ECO 385 Honors Tutorial 
ECO 386 Honors Tutorial
ECO 389  Honors Thesis
ECO 390  Honors Thesis
ECO 400 State, Society, and the Individual: Hoxie Colloquium 3
 
Liberal Arts and Science Electives
(27-28 Credits)
Required Courses (which can be included in core or electives; choose one sequence below)

MTH 5

Linear Mathematics for Business and Social Science

3

MTH 6

Calculus for Business and Social Science
3
 OR
MTH 7 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MTH 8

Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

3

 
 Course # Course Name  Credits
 Required Core Courses
(32-33 Credits)
POST 101 Post Foundations 1
FY First-Year Seminar 3
ENG 1** Writing 1 3
ENG 2** Writing 2 3
MTH 5 or 7 Quantitative Reasoning 3
 Choose one course from each of the five below course clusters and one additional course from one of the clusters.
Scientific Inquiry & the Natural World 4
Creativity Media & the Arts 3
Perspectives on World Culture 3
Self, Society & Ethics 3
Power, Institutions & Structures (ECO 10 Required) 3
One additional course from one of the five clusters. (ECO 11 Required) 3

* Some courses may count as core and others as electives.

** In addition to ENG 1 and 2, students take at least 3 more writing intensive (WAC) courses as part of their major, core, or elective courses.  ENG 303 and 304 can satisfy the ENG 1 and 2 requirement for students in the Honors College.

Credit Requirements
Total Major Requirement Credits 36
Total Elective Requirement Credits 24
Total Elective Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits 27-28
Total Core Requirement Credits 32-33
Total Degree Credits 120

Core Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
POST 101 Post Foundations 1
FY First-Year Seminar 3
ENG 1 Writing 1 3
ENG 2 Writing 2 3
MTH 5 or MTH 7 (Required) Quantitative Reasoning
Choose one course from each of the five below course clusters and one additional course from one of the clusters.
Scientific Inquiry & the Natural World
4
Creativity Media & the Arts 3
Perspectives on World Culture 3
Self, Society & Ethics 3
Power, Institutions & Structures (ECO 10 Required) 3
One additional course from one of the five above clusters. (ECO 11 Required) 3

For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the core curriculum section of the LIU Post Undergraduate Academic Bulletin.


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