The B.A. degree program in economics provides a solid foundation in the basic skills to formulate decisions as consumers, resource owners, and managers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations. This program is designed to prepare students to participate in the global economy by providing a strong focus on the international aspects of economics. Students who choose this program are encouraged to complement the international focus of the program by taking additional courses in history, political science, and geography. In addition to providing preparation for a variety of management positions in business, government and not-for-profits, the program offers an excellent preparation for graduate work in international business, economics, politics and law.
Transfer or uncommitted students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all previous college credits.
Most courses taken at an accredited institution and relevant to the B.A. degree program will be accepted, but the majority of courses applied to the major must be courses completed at Buffalo State. In most cases, grades for transfer courses will be used in computing the required minimum GPA for admission into the program.
Honors Option for the B.A. Program: An honors designation is available for students who have established high standards of achievement and demonstrated a capacity for independent work. Students should contact the department for information on admission and requirements.
Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39
Economics Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
Required Courses (24 credit hours)
ECO 201 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3
ECO 202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
ECO 305 STATISTICS FOR ECONOMICS 3
ECO 307 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS 3
ECO 308 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS 3
ECO 405 HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT 3
ECO 490 SENIOR SEMINAR 3
Select at least one course from the following: 3
ECO 401 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
ECO 403 COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
ECO 404 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
FIN 400 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Economics Electives Selected by Advisement
12 credit hours 1 12
All College Electives
33-45 credit hours 33-45
It is strongly recommended that students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. in economics also complete, as a minimum, MAT 161, MAT 162, and MAT 202.
Total Credit Hours 120
1 Only 3 hours of ECO 488, ECO 495, or ECO 499 may be included.
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