Students must complete a total of 27 credits in Human Values and Social Contexts, 12 credits of which must be at the 200 level or above. A minimum of 18 economics (i.e. ECO) credits must be completed through the University of Maine at the 300 level or higher. Students must complete the following:
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 all Economics Core Courses. A “C” or better is required in the capstone course (ECO 489 or equivalent).
Other GPA requirements to graduate: Economics (ECO) coursework must be completed with a 2.0 or better cumulative average.
Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: ECO 489 or equivalent
Contact Information: Karen Moffett, 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 Science in Economics curriculum is designed to place a greater emphasis on analytical and mathematical techniques. The major offers students valuable preparation for a variety of career paths. Students may design their program 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 appropriate economics electives in addition to the required economics core. Students are also encouraged to discuss career or graduate school preparation with their advisor.
The School of Economics believes strongly in interdisciplinary work and that economics is well suited for applied work in other fields. Students in the B.S. Economics program are SUGGESTED to complete minors and/or double majors. Some outside courses with a partial focus on economics may be counted as economics electives with prior approval.