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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics BA

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Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A “C-“ or better is required in ECO 120, ECO 121, ECO 350 (or ECO 420), and ECO 321.

Other GPA requirements to graduate: Economics (ECO) coursework must be completed with a 2.0 cumulative average.

Contact Information: Todd Gabe, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, School of Economics, 206 Winslow Hall, (207) 581-3154. 

Programs in the School of Economics emphasize the application of economic reasoning to public policy development and to private decision-making. The curriculum in economics includes courses that focus on the understanding of both American economic institutions and international economic institutions. The faculty of the School of Economics brings a broad set of experiences and perspectives that provide students with diverse learning opportunities. At the undergraduate level, the program strives to develop in students the analytic skills that will prepare them to succeed in a variety of career or advanced educational settings.

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics is a program that trains students in economic analysis and the functioning of economic institutions. The program emphasizes public economic policy, both domestic and international. The major offers students valuable preparation for a variety of career paths. Students may design their programs of study:

  1. for immediate entry upon graduation into business, government, or other employment;

  2. for graduate education leading to a business administration or law degree;

  3. for graduate work in economics or related disciplines.

Students are required to work with their advisors on selecting professional electives. Students are also encouraged to discuss career or graduate school preparation with their advisor.

School Requirements:

Economics majors must complete a minimum of 18 economics (ECO) credits at the University of Maine. In addition, students must complete the following:

2. Twenty-one (21) additional credit hours in ECO courses.

A minimum of nine (9) credits must be at the 400 level. ECO 480, Introduction to Mathematical Economics and ECO 485, Introduction to Economic Statistics and Econometrics, are strongly recommended for students considering graduate study in economics. 

3. Mathematics Requirement.

One of the following:

5. Professional Electives:

Students are required to work with their advisor to select 27 credit hours of Professional Electives.  Courses selected to fulfill this requirement must be approved by the faculty advisor and must benefit the student’s career or graduate school plans.  With this block of courses, students are encouraged to explore minors in other academic areas, take foreign languages, or study in another country or another university.  Electives recommended for this block of courses includes, for example: BUA 201, Principles of Financial Accounting, more business courses as well as one or more computer courses.

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