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Department of Economics

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements ECONBA


The major requires at least 30 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introduction to Microeconomics. One (1) course:
    • ECON-B 251 Fundamentals of Economics for Business I
    • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
    • ECON-E 251
    • ECON-S 201 Introduction to Microeconomics: Honors
  2. Introduction to Macroeconomics. One (1) course:
    • ECON-B 252 Fundamentals of Economics for Business II
    • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • ECON-E 252 Fundamentals of Economics II
    • ECON-S 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics: Honors
  3. Finite Mathematics. One (1) course:
    • MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
    • MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
  4. Calculus. One (1) course:
    • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
    • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
  5. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
    • ECON-E 321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
    • ECON-S 321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory: Honors
  6. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. One (1) course:
    • ECON-E 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
    • ECON-S 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory: Honors
  7. Statistics. One (1) course:
    • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
    • ECON-S 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors
  8. Econometrics. One (1) course:
    • ECON-E 371 Introduction to Applied Econometrics
    • ECON-E 471 Econometric Theory and Practice I
    • ECON-S 371 Introduction to Applied Econometrics: Honors
  9. Advanced Elective. One (1) additional course at the 300–499 level, excluding ECON-E 496 and ECON-X 373.
  10. Concentration or Additional Advanced Courses. One (1) of the following options, taking all courses in residence on the Bloomington campus:
    1. An Economics Concentration (see requirements below)
    2. Three (3) courses (beyond those completed for requirements above) above ECON-E 322, excluding ECON-E 496 and ECON-X 373.
  11. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.