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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog THIS IS NOT THE CURRENT CATALOG. LINKS AND CONTENT ARE OUT OF DATE!

Economics Major


The Economics major in the College of Arts and Sciences is designed to prepare students for administrative or research careers in business, finance, government and social service agencies. The Economics major is also an excellent preparation for students planning to attend Law School. Students in this major are encouraged to consider a minor or second major in Finance, General Business (or other business field), Mathematics, Political Science, or Philosophy to match their specific career goal. Students planning to pursue graduate studies in Economics are strongly encouraged to complete a minor in Mathematics.

Economics Department Information:


Interim Department Head: Dr. Abdullah Dewan
Department Contact: adewan@emich.edu
Website: emich.edu/economics

703 Pray-Harrold
734-487-3395

Advisor Information:


James Saunoris, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

703 Pray Harrold
(734) 487-3395
jsaunori@emich.edu

 

General Education Requirements:


For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Additional Requirements: 3-4 hours


One course from the following:

Note: If pursuing a BBA, please see note below before selecting a course in this section.

Major Requirements: 30 hours


One course from the following:


If pursuing a BBA in Economics:

Students who take DS 265  first, may not take ECON 310  for credit toward the major. Instead they must take another economics class, ECON 415  preferred.

Students who take ECON 310  first will be excused from the requirement of completing DS 265  in the Business Core (in this case, a COB waiver may be required for graduation audit).

Elective Courses: 15 hours


Although any 15 credit hours of 300-level or above electives in economics will complete the requirements for the major, students should choose courses related to the career path they wish to pursue. Inquire at the Department of Economics regarding suggested concentrations, suggested career paths and course selection.

For students pursuing a BBA in Economics: Although any 15 credit hours of 300-level or above electives in economics will complete the requirements for the major, students should select courses most closely related to business applications. Students selecting this economics major are encouraged to include at least one 400-level course offered in the College of Business as an elective.

Minor Requirements:


This program requires a minor. Please contact your program adviser for a list of possible minors.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics


Students who wish to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, can do so by completing the above requirements of the Economics Major in addition to the following requirements:

Program Total:


Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Critical Graduation Information:


The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.

  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).

  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)

  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.

  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.

  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.

  • Not more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix) may be applied towards the minimum of 124 credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree.

  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses, that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more that one major or minor.

    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor

    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.

    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor

  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is coordinated by the Office of Admissions, and additional documentation may be required.

  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be earned in courses taken at EMU in each major and minor. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)

General Education Requirements:

EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available on the General Education section of the catalog: General Education  

  • For Students who began their undergraduate program at EMU in Fall 2007 or later or who have elected to follow the current (“new”) General Education Program, follow the “For Students” link under the Current Program heading.

  • For Students who began their undergraduate program at EMU before Fall 2007 and who have elected to follow the Pre-2007 General Education Requirements, follow the “General Education Program Prior to Fall 2007 (pdf file)” link under the Program Prior to Fall 2007 heading. Please note that students who wish to graduate under pre-2007 General Education requirements must graduate by August 2014; those who have not completed all degree requirements by that time will need to satisfy the current (Fall 2007) General Education requirements.

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on MACRAO or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.


University Information: Consult the online catalog at catalog.emich.edu.

Note:


Each student must choose a writing intensive course as part of major completion requirements. Consult your adviser for course options.