Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Economics, B.A.


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This major combines the breadth, analytical development, and flexibility of a liberal arts degree with the theoretical, quantitative, and empirical foundation of economics. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking as well as analytical and communication skills. Geneseo economics graduates enter a wide array of positions in both the public and private sectors, or alternatively, gain admission to graduate programs in a variety of fields. Students frequently combine the economics major with internships, study abroad, independent research, and related study in fields such as mathematics or other social sciences.

Footnotes


*Students who have received credit for GEOG 278 MATH 242 MATH 262 PLSC 251 PSYC 250 , or SOCL 211  may use this course to fulfill the statistics requirement.

  • A minimum of 50% of all required and elective ECON courses must be taken at Geneseo.
  • A minimum of 15 credits of 300-level or 400-level ECON classes must be taken at Geneseo.
  • ECON 210  and ECON 212  must be taken at Geneseo.

Program Learning Outcomes


Competency Goal 1: Our learners will have strong analytical skills.
Competency Goal 2: Our learners will have strong quantitative skills.
Competency Goal 3: Our learners will have effective communications skills.
Competency Goal 4: Our learners will have a thorough understanding of core economic theories.
Competency Goal 5: Our learners will have a multidimensional understanding of social responsibility. 

 

General Education Requirements (30-46 Credits)


Prerequisite coursework may be required to satisfy certain General Education courses and will count as elective credit.

Total Credits Required to Complete Major: 49


Basic Requirements: (42 Credits)


Related Requirements: (7 Credits)


Footnotes


*Students who have received credit for GEOG 278 , MATH 242 , MATH 262 , PLSC 251 , PSYC 250 , or SOCL 211  may use this course to fulfill the statistics requirement.

  • A minimum of 50% of all required and elective ECON courses must be taken at Geneseo.
  • A minimum of 15 credits of 300-level or 400-level ECON classes must be taken at Geneseo.
  • ECON 210  and ECON 212  must be taken at Geneseo.

Sample Course Map


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Curriculum Map

 

Total Credit Hours: 120


Note: All 15 hours of required ECON electives must be at the 300 or 400-level.

Note: Variation in the order of courses is possible, depending upon prereqisties.  Consult course information in the bulletin or your academic advisor to customize your eight semester plan.  

KEY - Participation in a Global Society (PGS)


Attributes:

Sub Areas

Abbreviation Definition
DPP Diversity, Pluralism, Power
WCV World Cultures & Values
CGC Contemporary Global Challenges
CAI Creativity & Innovation
SST Sustainability

Learning Areas

Abbreviation Definition
ARTS Arts
HUMA Humanities
SOSC Social Science

 

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