On behalf of Dr. Peter Morgan, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics, we want to make sure you are aware that our Undergraduate Economics BA degree program will have some notable updates beginning this fall 2019 semester. If you are interested in becoming an Economics major at some point, please make note of the following changes.
Up until close of business August 16th, 2019, you may apply* to the Economics major and designate between being coded in HUB under the OLD major (prerequisites = Calc I & II and ≥ 2.0 ECO GPA) or the NEW major (prerequisites = Calc I and ≥ 2.5 ECO GPA).
Here is an outline of our new Economics BA program, with differences from the old major in bold:
30 credits completed
≥ 2.0 overall UB GPA
2 Economics courses taken with ≥ 2.5 ECO GPA
Calculus I is the only required math course.
Core Courses (12 cr):
ECO 405 (3cr)
ECO 407 (3cr)
ECO 380 (3cr)
ECO 480* (3cr)
8 any-level elective ECO credits (ECO 181, Intro to Macroeconomics, & ECO 182, Intro to Microeconomics, are the recommended courses as they are 4cr each.)
15 upper-level elective ECO credits (total of 5 courses)
If you are currently looking to change your major to ECO or add it as a second major and you believe it would be beneficial for you to be coded under the OLD requirements, please email Christine Dipiano.