Major in Economics

If you are interested in or curious about wealth and poverty, financial events in the media, government programs and policies and the structure of society economics is a good major for you. At EMU our economics major examines many of society’s most fundamental and controversial issues. As an integral part of a liberal arts education, economics explains how people and societies behave. 

Our economics graduates go on to make an impact in law, business, politics, international relief and a variety of other world changing careers. 

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Economics Major Core Courses Credits 
ECON 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 300 Environmental Economics 3
ECON 311 Contemporary Economic Issues 3
ECON 331 History of Economic Thought 3
ECON 341 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 342 Intermediate Macroeconomics (every other year) 3
ECON 401 Development Economics 3
ECON 411 International Economics 3
ACTG 221 Financial Accounting 3
BUAD 101 Business at EMU 3
CIS 211 Spreadsheets and Data Management 1
STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics 2
STAT 220 Inferential Statistics 2
STAT 230 Regression and Anova 2

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BUAD 301 Quantitative Decision Making
MATH 350 Linear Algebra


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MATH 150 Elements of Calculus
Math 185 Calculus


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POL 311 International Relations
PXD 375 Globalization and Justice


 The economics major consists of the courses in the box above for a total of 49-50 SH.

Double majors

To encourage double majors, the required credit hours are kept to a low 48 hours. To ensure economics majors have a liberal arts perspective, students are strongly encouraged to take upper-level courses that build on EMU’s core curriculum such as philosophy, history and art.

Economics majors do not need to take the business core courses.