Economics - Quantitative Emphasis B.A.

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Economics in UMN

Economics - Quantitative Emphasis B.A.


    College of Liberal Arts

• Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2010

    • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

    • Required credits within the major: 35 to 37

    • Degree: Bachelor of Arts

    Economics emphasizes critical thinking and the understanding of basic economic principles. The

    B.A. - quantitative emphasis adds basic quantitative training (in calculus, linear algebra, and

    econometrics) and best suits students considering graduate work in business administration.

Students choose from courses in comparative economic systems; economic theory; econometrics;

    economic development; game theory; industrial organization; cost-benefit analysis; environmental, financial, international, mathematical, monetary, public, and labor economics.

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    Admission Requirements

    Students must complete 4 Courses before admission to the program.

    For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions Web site .

     Preparatory Coursework

     ECON 1102- Principles of Macroeconomics, IP, SSCI (4.0 cr)

     MATH 1271- Calculus I, MATH (4.0 cr)

     MATH 1272- Calculus II (4.0 cr)

     ECON 1101- Principles of Microeconomics, SOCS, GP (4.0 cr)

     or ECON 1101H- Honors Course: Principles of Microeconomics {Inactive} (4.0 cr) General Requirements

    All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing

    and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements.

    Program Requirements

    Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of any second language.

    All Major Requirements courses must be taken A-F.

    Three credits of independent study (ECON 3991) may be applied toward the major.

A grade of C- or better is required in all courses counting toward the degree.

Students must have a 2.00 GPA in all major courses in order to graduate. This policy is strictly


Supporting work in computer science, mathematics, and statistics is recommended.

Only one country/area study course (ECON 3960, 4311, 4313, or 4315) or DUS-approved

    study-abroad course may count toward the electives requirement.

Residency requirement: All students must complete 12 credits of their 4xxx and 5xxx economics

    courses at UMNTC.

Students must take at least one writing intensive course in economics, or take ECON 4100W

    concurrently with ECON 4831 or an honors course.

All study-abroad or transfer courses must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies in


     Major Requirements

     ECON 3101- Intermediate Microeconomics (4.0 cr)

     ECON 3102- Intermediate Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)

     ECON 4211- Principles of Econometrics (4.0 cr)

     MATH 2243- Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)

     STAT 3021- Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)

     STAT 3022- Data Analysis (4.0 cr)


     At least one 3xxx-5xxx course must be writing intensive.

    Students may substitute selected 5xxx APEC courses for one of the six required elective courses, with the prior approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

    ECON 4431W, 4631, 4721, 4731, and 4751 are also offered as four-credit honors courses open to all students.

     Take 4 or more course(s) totalling 12 or more credits(s) from the following:

     ? ECON 3960- Topics in Economics (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4021- Economics, Ethics, and Economic Philosophy, WI (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4109H- Honors Course: Game Theory and Applications (4.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4113- Introduction to Mathematical Economics (4.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4171- History of Economic Thought (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4311- Economy of Latin America (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4313- The Russian Economy (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4315- The Japanese Economy (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4331W- Economic Development, WI (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4337- Comparative Economic Systems (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4421W- Economic Integration of the Americas, WI (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4431W- International Trade, GP, WI (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4432W- International Finance, WI (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4531- Labor Economics (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4621H- Honors Course: Urban Economics (4.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4631- Industrial Organization and Antitrust Policy (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4721- Money and Banking (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4731- Macroeconomic Policy (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4751- Financial Economics (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4821- Public Economics (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4831- Cost-Benefit Analysis, WI (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 4960- Topics in Economics (3.0 cr)

     ? ECON 5890- Economics of the Health-Care System (3.0 cr)

     Senior Project

     This requirement may be waived if a senior project has been completed in another CLA


     ECON 3951- Major Project Seminar (2.0 cr)

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