OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Economics B. A. and B. S.
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:
for immediate entry upon graduation into business, government, or other employment;
for graduate education leading to a business administration or law degree;
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. The Bachelor of Science curriculum is designed to place a greater emphasis on analytical and mathematical techniques.