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  Sep 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Financial Economics


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - B.A.

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 321, and ECO 420. A “C” or better is required in the capstone (ECO 489 or approved substitute)

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

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience:  ECO 489 or approved substitute

Contact Information: Karen Moffett, School of Economics, 206 Winslow Hall, (207) 581-3154.


This program is designed to prepare students for employment in occupations where specific knowledge of financial economics will be useful in entry-level positions and in enhancing subsequent opportunities for advancement. The program also provides a strong undergraduate background for graduate professional degrees in business, economics, and law. This approach incorporates the fundamentals of economic theory in the areas of macroeconomics and monetary economics along with the applied analytical tools of finance and econometrics.

Students are required to work with their advisors on selecting appropriate economics electives in addition to the required economics and business core.  Students are also encouraged to discuss career or graduate school preparation with their advisor.

B.A. Requirements


School Requirements:


Economics majors must complete a minimum of 24 (ECO) core credits, 9 economics elective credits and 18 business (BUA) credits at the University of Maine.  Students must complete the following: 

1. Required Economics (ECO) courses:


2. Nine (9) additional credit hours in ECO courses:


A minimum of 6 must be at the 400 level or higher (not counting the core above or capstone).  ECO 485, Introduction to Economic Statistics and Econometrics, is strongly recommended for students considering graduate study in economics.

Two additional courses from among the following:

4. Mathematics Requirement:


One of the following mathematics courses (or equivalent):

5. Statistics requirement:


One of the following statistics courses (or equivalent):

A Typical Four-year Programs in Economics (B.A. FIE)


(Listed below is the sequence for economics courses.  Students meet with their Faculty Advisor to fill in remaining schedule with General Education courses, business courses, free electives and other requirements.)

Third Year

Fourth Year

B.S. Requirements


OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - 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 321, and ECO 420. A “C” or better is required in the capstone (ECO 489 or approved substitute)

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

Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience:  ECO 489 or approved substitute

Contact Information: Karen Moffett, School of Economics, 206 Winslow Hall, (207) 581-3154.


This program is designed to prepare students for employment in occupations where specific knowledge of financial economics will be useful in entry-level positions and in enhancing subsequent opportunities for advancement. The program also provides a strong undergraduate background for graduate professional degrees in business, economics, and law. This approach incorporates the fundamentals of economic theory in the areas of macroeconomics and monetary economics along with the applied analytical tools of finance and econometrics.

Students are required to work with their advisors on selecting appropriate economics electives in addition to the required economics and business core.  Students are also encouraged to discuss career or graduate school preparation with their advisor.

School Requirements:


Economics majors must complete a minimum of 27 (ECO) core credits, 15 economics elective credits and 18 business (BUA) credits at the University of Maine. Students must complete the following:

1. Required Economics (ECO) courses:


2. Fifteen (15) additional credit hours in ECO courses:


A minimum of 9 credits must be at the 300 level or higher, 6 of which must be at the 400 level or higher (not counting the core above or capstone).

Two additional courses from among the following:

4. Mathematics requirement:


Student must complete

5. Statistics requirement:


One of the following statistics courses (or equivalent):

A Typical Four-year Progam in Economics (B.S. FIE)


(Listed below is the sequence for economics courses.  Students meet with their Faculty Advisor to fill in remaining schedule with General Education courses, business courses, free electives and other requirements.)

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