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Economics, B.A.

Requirements

The Bachelor degree in economics at WSB is designed to give graduates the analytic and quantitative skills to be effective business decision makers as well as to understand basic economic theory and application that can be useful should they choose to continue graduate studies in economics or related disciplines. Historically, graduates with economics degrees who go on to legal studies, an MBA, or other related professional degrees do significantly better than students from other disciplines. Students with language skills may take an appropriate range of academic courses and obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  • My Educator or IM 2010 or IM 2600
  • ACC 2110
  • ECON 2010
  • MGMT 2240 or MATH 1100
  • MGMT 2340
  • MKTG 220G
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
 or MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
 or MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  ECON 2020 Principles of Economics II (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit) 3
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (any foreign language 202G/2020 class) 4
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 70 Credits
Business Foundation Courses:  
  ACC 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
  My Educator 1  
or IM 2010 Business Computer Proficiency (3) 1  
or IM 2600 Spreadsheet Applications (3) 1  
  ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I 3
  MATH 1100 Introduction to Calculus (4)  
or MGMT 2240 Business Calculus  3
  MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  MGMT 2400 Introduction to Data Analytics for Business Professionals 3
Business Core Courses:  
  FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior WE 3
  MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
Economics Core Requirements:   
  ENTR 493R Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (1)  
or MGMT 495R Executive Lecture Series 1
  ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
  ECON 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
  ECON 305G International Economics 3
  MGMT 3345 Business Statistics II 3
  ECON 3370 Economic Modeling and Quantitative Analysis 3
  ECON 3830 History of Economic Thought 3
  ECON 4340 Econometrics Applications  3
  ECON 4960 Senior Seminar Current Economic Issues 3
Economics Elective Requirements:  
Choose 15 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level ACC, ECON, or FIN course not already taken in consultation with appropriate faculty or an advisor. 15
Elective Requirements: 14 Credits

Complete two (2) credits of general elective courses and 12 credits of any foreign language course 1010, 1020, 2010 sequence.

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Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits required in the BA degree; at least 40 credit hours must be upper-division courses.
  2. Overall grade point average 2.0 or above with a minimum of 2.5 GPA in all Woodbury School of Business courses. No grade lower than a "C-" in core and specialization courses.
  3. Residency hours: Minimum of 30 credit hours of business courses through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements. Students are responsible for completing all prerequisite courses.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

NOTE: Students will not be allowed to take more than (9) hours of upper-division credit prior to matriculation.

Footnote
1 Students will be required to complete My Educator with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete IM 2010 or IM 2600 with a grade of B- or higher.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010/ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing/Literacy and Composition 3 or 5
MATH 1050  or MATH 1055   or MATH 1090  College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business 3
Physical Science  3
Fine Arts   3
Foreign Language 1010 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing-Academic Writing & Research 3
MGMT 2240  or MATH 1100   Business Calculus or Introduction to Calculus 3
Foreign Language 1020  4
Biology  3
My Educator or IM 2010 or IM 2600* Business Computer Proficiency   
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
  Semester total: 15
Note: Mgmt 2240 must be completed with a grade of B or higher  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
ACC 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
Foreign Language 2010  4
ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I   3
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
American Institution HIST 1740 recommended 3
Foreign Language 2020/202G  (Fulfills Humanities credit) 4
MGMT 2400 Introduction to Data Analytics for Business Professionals 3
ECON 2020 Principles of Economics II  (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science credit)  3
MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
  Semester total: 16
Note: MKTG 220G must be completed with a grade of B- or higher  
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior WE 3
ECON Elective   3
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 305G International Economics 3
Additional Biology or Physical Science   3
  Semester total: 15
Students can matriculate at the end of this semester  
Students can apply for an Associate in Science degree Pre- Major in Business this semester  
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
MGMT 3345 Business Statistics II 3
ECON 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
MGMT 3450 Operations Management 3
ECON Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECON 3830 History of Economic Thought 3
ECON 3370 Economic Modeling and Quantitative Analysis 3
ECON Elective   3
ECON Elective   3
     
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ECON 4960 Senior Seminar Current Economic Issues 3
ECON 4340 Econometrics Applications  3
ECON Elective   3
General Elective   2
MGMT 495R  or ENTR 493R Executive Lecture Series or  Entrepreneurship Lecture Series 1
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 120
Students will be required to complete My Educator with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the IM 2010 or 2600 course with a grade of B- or higher.
No grade lower than a C- in core and specialization courses.
Students will be limited to 9 hours of upper-division credits until student has Matriculated.

Department

Finance and Economics

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