**No new applications are being accepted for this program**

 

Economics is a broadly relevant and academically challenging major, with many applications to business, finance, political and behavioral science, mathematics, and statistics.

The goal of the program is to increase student understanding of the forces that shape our economy, with the tools necessary for attaining positive analytical results. Economics analysis works toward optimally efficient sets of solutions for stable growth and economic progress in a variety of regional, national, and global settings. Graduates of the program will have a flexibility to pursue a variety of occupations and graduate degrees.

Those majoring in Economics at the College of Saint Rose are expected to complete their degree in 4 years. An undergraduate degree in Economics at the College of Saint Rose requires degree-specific courses (see below) as well as the fulfillment of the liberal arts requirement of the College.

Economics Major Courses

The Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Economics requires 44-45 credits in the Major that
include:

  • 9 Required Economics Courses: 33 credits
  • 2 Economics Electives: 7-8 credits
  • Calculus I: 4 credits
Required Courses (33 credits)
  • ECO 105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 106 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 251 Intermediate Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECO 352 Economics of Management/Intermediate Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 380 Introduction to Econometrics (4 credits)
  • ECO 365 Money and Banking (4 credits)
  • ECO 386 Sustainable Economic Development (4 credits)
  • ECO 390 Structure of American Industry (4 credits)
  • ECO 455 International Trade and Finance (4 credits)
  • MAT 190 Calculus I (4 credits)
Plus choose two of the following electives ( 7-8 credits)
  • ECO 254 Social Economics (4 credits)
  • ECO 256 Contemporary Economic Issues (4 credits)
  • ECO 353 Public Finance (4 credits)
  • ECO 357 Environment and Development (3 credits)
general education courses are also required for the Major:
  • ACC 121 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • MAT 180 College Algebra (3 credits)
  • MAT 195 Introduction to Statistics (4 credits), OR BUS 280 Introduction to Economic Statistics (4 credits)

Minor in Economics (17-18 credits)

Required Courses
  • ECO 105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECO 106 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
Plus choose three of the following electives
  • ECO 256 Contemporary Economic Issues (4 credits)
  • ECO 357 Environment and Development (3 credits)
  • ECO 386 Sustainable Economic Development (4 credits)
  • ECO 390 Structure of American Industry (4 credits)
  • ECO 455 International Trade and Finance (4 credits)