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  Sep 23, 2017
 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Economics, B.A.


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A degree in Economics provides the student with an understanding of economic issues pertaining to individual firms, industries, the public sector, and the overall economy. The study of economics, supported by the knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics, emphasizes both analytic reasoning and a thorough knowledge of economic institutions. Economics majors analyze such topics as optimal decision-making, consumer welfare and distribution of income, market efficiency, inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, forces of globalization, and governmental economic activity. The program has proven useful to people who have moved into positions in many of the functional areas of business and government. It is also excellent training for graduate study in business, in law, and in economics itself. 

Requirements for the Economics Major


Core curriculum requirements:


48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including

Major Requirements:


33 credit hours, (36 credit hours starting Fall 2016)

15 hours of economics electives:


  • Must include 6 hours of ECON courses at the 400 level.

Required Capstone Project*


  • ECON 491- Capstone in Economics (0 Credit hours)
  • ECON 492 - Capstone in Economics (1 Credit hours)
  • ECON 493 - Capstone in Economics (2 Credit Hour)

*All economics majors are required to take Capstone Project Each student must orally present a paper written in a 400-level economics course to a forum established by the department. Currently, Capstone Project is listed as ECON 491 which carries 0 credit. Starting Fall 2016, Capstone Project (ECON 492 and 493 combined) will be a 3 credit hour course split into ECON 492 and 493.

Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the above courses.
  • Computer competency required. Tutorials are available for students who are deficient in basic computing skills.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.A. Economics


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


Total (15)

Total (15)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total (15)

Second Semester


Total (15)

Junior Year


First Semester


Total (15)

Second Semester


Total (15)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • ECON 492 - Capstone Experience in Economics I
  • Economics Elective
  • Economics Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
Total (16)

Second Semester


  • ECON 493 - Capstone Experience in Economics II
  • Economics Elective
  • Economics Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
  • General Elective
Total (17)

Note(s):


* At least six hours of economics electives must be in the 400- level courses.

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog.
  • E/RS Focus Elective requirement may be used to satisfy another element of the core or the major.

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