Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Requirements (68 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Economics (Program Code: ECON)

ECON 200Principles of Microeconomics4
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4
Four units chosen from:4
Statistics for Economists
Applied Statistics
Applied Business Statistics
Four units chosen from:4
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Methods of Calculus
Basic Concepts of Calculus
Upper-division requirements (52)
ECON 300Intermediate Macroeconomics4
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomics4
ECON 335Tools of Economic Analysis4
ECON 500History of Economic Thought4
A minimum of eight units chosen from:8
Managerial Economics
Business Cycles
Quantitative Methods in Economics
Introduction to Econometrics
A minimum of eight units chosen from:8
Economics of the Environment
Money and Banking
International Economics
Multinational Corporations
Labor Economics
Public Economics
A minimum of eight units chosen from:8
Political Economy of Women
Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination
Economics of Climate Change
Economic History of the United States
Political Economy of Southern California
Origins of Political Economy
Political Economy
Global Economy
Economic Development
Social Economics
The Good Economy
Political Economy of Latin America
Twelve units of additional economics courses. With approval of a departmental advisor, eight units in related fields may be counted toward the course requirement in economics. 12
Total Units68

Note: In addition to the course requirements stated above, students considering graduate study in economics are urged to complete the following courses: ECON 480 and ECON 490, MATH 211, MATH 212, MATH 251 and MATH 331. Alternatively, students can take the Mathematical Economics track if they are considering graduate school.