The Economics major - Economics Option focuses primarily on economic principles and is designed to provide students with an understanding of the present economic system and how economics relates to other disciplines and fields of study. The major is designed for students who desire to study economics but do not wish to take all of the common requirement courses prescribed for Business Administration majors. Students majoring in Economics will have the flexibility to pursue minors in other areas as well as preparing for teaching certification. The Economics-Economics Option is excluded from the AACSB International School of Business Administration accredited degree programs.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN ECONOMICS - ECONOMICS OPTION:
Total Economics Option Requirements - Credits: 36¹
Free Electives (variable)
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120*
* Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.
Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requirements. If any of the upper division economics courses required for the major have been completed elsewhere and transferred into Fort Lewis College at less than four credit hours, the student must take additional upper division economics credits to meet the minimum of 26 credit hours of upper division courses needed for a major in Economics.
1 An upper-division Economics course used to satisfy the Economics option may not be used to satisfy any other major, minor, or option within SOBA, except that an Economics course used to satisfy the Economics option may be used to satisfy the 300- or 400-level Economics requirement in the Business Administration major.