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Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (39-44 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KAD   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    32040 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and Applications 3
    32041 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 3
ELR   32050 Applied Econometrics 3
WIC   42191 Senior Seminar in Economics* 3
    3/4xxxx ECON upper-division elective (determined with faculty advisor)**** 12
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus I 3


MATH 11012


Intuitive Calculus (3)
Trigonometry (3)
Analytic Geometry and Calculus (5)
  MIS 24056 Business Statistics 3
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language** 14-20
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from a discipline other than ECON) 3
  College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)*** 3
  College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)**** 3
  General Electives (minimum 24 upper-division credit hours)
Credits required depend on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours

*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

**Fulfills General College Requirement

***One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.

****The following courses do not count toward the economics major: ECON 32070 Labor Problems (3), ECON 32082 Introduction Managerial Economics (3), ECON 42292 Internship in Economics (3)

****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.

Note:  Students interested in pursuing graduate study in economics are encouraged to take MATH 12002 Calculus I, MATH 12003 Calculus II and other mathematics and statistics courses. Interested students with the appropriate prerequisites may also want to substitute MATH 40011 and 40012 for MIS 24056 and ECON 32050, with departmental approval.

Foreign Language Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must have the equivalent of Elementary I and II in any language, plus one of the following options:


a. Intermediate I and II of the same language
b. Elementary I and II of a second language
c. Any combination of two courses from the following list:
    -Intermediate I of the same language
    -MCLS 10001 Introduction to Structural Concepts for Language Students
    -MCLS 20000 Global Literacy and Cultural Awareness
    -MCLS 20091 Seminar: Global Literacy Case Studies


All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional information). When students complete the requirement with fewer than 14 credit hours and four courses, they will complete remaining hours with general electives.

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics is offered in the College of Business Administration.