Major Requirements

Students may repeat required courses in the major only once and may not take required courses in the major in summer school or at other institutions during the year. Exceptions to this rule may be granted under extenuating circumstances as determined by the Department. Final approval must be obtained from the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

A minimum grade of "C" must be received in all prerequisites to a course and a minimum grade of "C" must be received in all required courses. Students who are not making satisfactory progress will be strongly advised to change their major.

All students within the Economics major must complete at least twenty-seven hours in Economics, six hours in Accounting (ACC 151, 152), three hours in Statistics (SSD 215), six hours in Business Administration, (BUS 161 and BUS 265), six hours in Mathematics (MAT 103-104 or higher) and (ECO 453) Research Methodology. A senior paper is required for graduation.

All majors must take the general GRE, subject-part GRE, or the GMAT. Students who are planning to go to graduate school are encouraged to take Calculus I, Linear Algebra, and Applied Statistics.

Economics Major - Required Courses

    Class #
Class Name
Credit Hours
   
     
    ECO 211
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
   
     
    ECO 212
Principles of Microeconomics
3
   
     
    ECO 221
Intermediate Microeconomics Theory
3
   
     
    ECO 222
Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
3
   
     
    ECO 453
Research Methodology
3
   
     
    ACC 151
Principles of Accounting I
3
   
     
    ACC 152
Principles of Accounting II
3
   
     
    BUS 161
Fundamentals of Business
3
   
     
    BUS 265
Principles of Management
3
   
     
     
 
27 Credit Hours
   

Supportive (Required) Courses

    Class #
Class Name
Credit Hours
   
     
    SSD 215
Foundations in Statistical Thinking
3
   
     
    MAT 103
Pre-Calculus I
3
   
     
    MAT 104
Pre-Calculus II
3
   
     
   
 
12 Credit Hours
 

Economics Major - Required Electives

    Class # Class Name Credit Hours    
     
    ECO 217
Economics of Labor
3
   
     
    ECO 241
Money and Banking
3
   
     
    ECO 312
Mathematical Economics
3
   
     
    ECO 314
Public Finance
3
   
     
    ECO 315
Independent Study
3
   
     
    ECO 316
Independent Study
3
   
     
    ECO 317
Internship
3
   
     
    ECO 318
Internship
3
   
     
    ECO 325
International Economics
3
   
     
    ECO 411
Seminar in Current Economic Issues
3
   
     
    BUS 313
Business Finance
3
   

Economics Emphases

All students interested in one of the emphases must complete at least 18 credit hours within the emphasis in addition to completing the course requirements for an Economics major. Students interested in pursuing an Accounting emphasis are required to take The Legal Environment of Business (BUS 261) as well.

Emphasis in Accounting

In addition to completing all the course requirements for an Economics major, students must take at least 12 credit hours from the following courses:
 

    Class # Class Name Credit Hours    
     
    ACC 251
Intermediate Accounting I
3
   
     
    ACC 252
Intermediate Accounting II
3
   
     
    ACC 271
Cost Accounting
3
   
     
    ACC 315
Independent Study
3
   
     
    ACC 316
Independent Study
3
   
     
    ACC 317
Internship
3
   
     
    ACC 318
Internship
3
   
     
    ACC 455
Auditing
3
   
     
    ACC 456
Advanced Accounting
3
   
     
    ACC 457
Income Tax Accounting
3
   
     
    BUS 261
Legal Environment of Business
3
   

Emphasis in Business Administration

In addition to completing all the course requirements for an Economics major, students must take at least 12 credit hours from the following courses:
 

    Class # Class Name Credit Hours    
     
    BUS 216
Marketing
3
   
     
    BUS 217
Insurance
3
   
     
    BUS 261
Legal Environment of Business
3
   
     
    BUS 265
Principal in Management
3
   
     
    BUS 313
Business Finance
3
   
     
    BUS 315
Independent Study
3
   
     
    BUS 316
Independent Study
3
   
     
    BUS 317
Internship
3
   
     
    BUS 318
Internship
3
   
     
    BUS 351
Management Science I
3
   
     
    BUS 418
Financial Management
3
   
     
    BUS 351
Management Science I
3
   
     
    ECO 453
Research Methodology for Decision Making
3
   

Hotel and Hospitality Management

To receive an Associate Degree in Hospitality Management the student must successfully complete 64 credit hours.

    Class #
Class Name
Credit Hours    
     
   
First Year
     
     
    ENG 101
Effective Writing
3
   
     
    MI 103
Mission Involvement
3
   
     
    REA 101
Reading (if required)
3
   
     
    ENG 102
Effective Writing
3
   
     
    CSC 107
Computer Literacy
3
   
     
    HTM 221
Intro to Hospitality
3
   
     
    HTM 222
Food and Beverage Management
3
   
     
    MAT 102
General College Mathematics
3
   
     
    BUS 161
Fundamentals of Business
3
   
     
   
Second Year
     
     
    HIS 131
World History
3
   
     
    ECO 211
Principles of Economics
3
   
     
    ACC 151
Principles of Accounting
3
   
     
    PHE 104
Comprehensive Health
3
   
     
    HTM 223
Hospitality Sales and Marketing
3
   
     
    SPE 101
Effective Speaking
3
   
     
    ART 101
Art Appreciation
3
   
     
    ACC 152
Principles of Accounting
3
   
     
    HTM 225
International Tourism
3
   
     
    HTM 226
Hospitality Supervision
3
   
     
    HTM 227
Internship
3