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 475, ECO 489, HON 498/499 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 475, ECO 489, HON 498/499 or equivalent
Contact Information: School of Economics, 206 Winslow Hall, (207) 581-3154.
Programs in the School of Economics provide students with knowledge of economic principles and theory, skills to apply and share this knowledge, and tools to solve real-world problems. The faculty of the School of Economics taps a broad set of experiences, perspectives, and specializations that provide students with diverse learning opportunities. Courses emphasize the application of economic reasoning to public and private decision-making, focus on Us and international economic institutions, and adders contemporary policy issues. Students in the undergraduate economics programs develop strong analytical, communication, and critical-thinking skills - skills that are critical to successful career pathways and graduate study in diverse fields, including economics, business, finance, government, law, public policy, international affairs, data science, journals, and beyond.
The Bachelor of Science in Economics curriculum places a greater emphasis on quantitative and mathematical techniques than the Bachelor of Arts curriculum. The major offers students with 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.