Department of Economics

Phone: 262-472-1361 E-Mail: economics@uww.edu

Faculty: Yamin Ahmad, David Bashaw, Shreyasee Das, Eylem Ersal, Stuart Glosser, Jeffery Heinrich (Chairperson), Russ Kashian, L. Denton Marks, Thomas Schweigert, Ran (Nancy) Tao, Daniel Teferra, David Welch, Matthew Winden.

Economics occupies a unique position in the academic curriculum. It is a social science concerned with choices made by individuals and society regarding resource allocation. At the same time, economics is essential to understanding the business world and provides the foundation for applications in accounting, finance, management and marketing.

There are a variety of ways to include economics in an undergraduate degree. Students can major in economics within the College of Letters and Sciences or within the College of Business and Economics. Students from the College of Letters and Sciences can combine a major in economics with a professional minor in business studies. Students from the College of Business and Economics or the College of Letters and Sciences who are not economics majors can obtain a minor in economics. Students in the College of Education can obtain a BSE with a major in economics.

Economics is divided into economic theory, quantitative methods and a variety of applied subfields. The department offers courses in Comparative Economics, Economic Development, Economics of Health Care, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Labor, Managerial Economics, Monetary Economics, Natural and Environmental Resource Economics, Public Economics, and Urban and Regional Economics. Economic theory and quantitative methods provide students with analytical skills and with the tools of empirical investigation.

An economics education opens up opportunities for career paths in business, government, non-governmental and non-profit organizations, journalism and education. Economics is valuable as a major or minor for those planning to pursue further professional or graduate training, including MBA, law, public policy and administration, industrial and labor relations, and international relations. Students who are considering graduate work in economics or related business disciplines should consider a minor in mathematics or a double major in economics and mathematics.

MAJORS

ECONOMICS (BBA)

MAJOR - 24 UNITS

  1. ECON 345, ECON 301 AND ECON 302
  2. SELECT 15 UNITS (COURSE LEVEL 300 OR 400) FROM ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT:

  1. MATH 243 OR MATH 250 OR MATH 253

ECONOMICS (BA/BS)

Students in the College of Letters and Sciences are required to have:

  1. a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
  2. a minimum major GPA of 2.0.

MAJOR - 27 UNITS & 2.00 GPA

  1. ECON 201 (GS), ECON 245, ECON 301, ECON 302 AND ECON 345
  2. SELECT 12 ELECTIVE UNITS (300 AND 400) IN ECONOMICS

UNIQUE MAJOR AND WRITING REQ. - 9-11 UNITS

  1. ECON 202 (GS) AND ITBE 353
  2. MATH 243 (GM) OR MATH 250 (GM)

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

ECONOMICS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 37-38 UNITS

  1. SECNDED 466
  2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445
  3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 404 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412
  5. SECNDED 430
  6. GEOGRPY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 213 RLS
  8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425
  9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE SPECED 205

MAJOR - 34 UNITS

  1. ECON 245, ECON 404, ECON 301, ECON 302 AND ECON 359
  2. ECON 201 (GS) OR ECON 213
  3. SELECT 16 UNITS (COURSE LEVEL 300 OR 400) FROM ECONOMICS DEPT

WRITING - 3 UNITS

  1. ITBE 353 RLS

AN APPROVED MINOR IS REQUIRED FOR THIS MAJOR

SOCIAL STUDIES BROADFIELD - ECONOMICS I EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

  1. SECNDED 466
  2. EDFOUND 243 OR 445
  3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 404 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412
  5. SECNDED 430
  6. GEOGRPY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 213 RLS
  8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425
  9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE CIFLD 492
  10. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SPECED 205

MAJOR - 54 UNITS

  1. ECON 245, ECON 404, ECON 301, ECON 302 AND ECON 359
  2. ECON 201 (GS) OR ECON 213
  3. SELECT 16 UNITS FROM ECONOMICS COURSES AT THE 300 OR 400 LEVEL
  4. SELECT 20 UNITS FROM AT LEAST 2 OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE AREAS EXCLUDING CORE COURSES

WRITING - 3 UNITS

  1. ITBE 353 RLS

SOCIAL STUDIES BROADFIELD - ECONOMICS II EMPHASIS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 42-43 UNITS

  1. SECNDED 466
  2. EDFOUND 243 OR EDFOUND 445
  3. SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 210
  4. STUDENT TEACHING SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 402 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 414 OR SELECT 2 UNITS FROM CIFLD 404 AND 12 UNITS FROM CIFLD 412
  5. SECNDED 430
  6. GEOGRPY 252 (GS) OR BIOLOGY 214 (GM) RLS
  7. ECON 213 RLS
  8. EDFOUND 212 AND EDFOUND 425
  9. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSE CIFLD 492
  10. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM SPECED 205

MAJOR - 54 UNITS

  1. ECON 245, ECON 404, ECON 301 AND ECON 302
  2. ECON 201 (GS) OR ECON 213
  3. SELECT 7 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM ECONOMICS COURSE LEVEL 300 OR 400
  4. SELECT 32 UNITS FROM AT LEAST 3 OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCE AREAS EXCLUDING CORE COURSES

WRITING - 3 UNITS

  1. ITBE 353 RLS

MINOR/EMPHASES

ECONOMICS - L&S EMPHASIS

MINOR - 21 UNITS

  1. ECON 201 (GS) AND ECON 202 (GS)
  2. SELECT 15 UNITS FROM ECONOMICS NUMBERED 240 OR HIGHER. IF YOU ARE A BBA STUDENT, THE ECON COURSES APPLIED TO YOUR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE LISTED HERE BUT THEY CAN BE APPLIED TO THE MINOR; CHECK WITH THE ECON DEPT FOR INFORMATION.

ECONOMICS EDUCATION EMPHASIS

MINOR - 22 UNITS

  1. ECON 201 (GS) , ECON 202 (GS) AND ECON 359
  2. SELECT 13 UNITS FROM ECONOMICS NUMBERED ECON 240 OR HIGHER


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