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Economics, B.S.

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 2100 or IM 2600
  • ACC 2110
  • ECON 2010
  • MGMT 2240 or MATH 1100
  • MGMT 2340
  • MKTG 220G
General Education Requirements: 35 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 (Complete with a B- or higher) 3
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  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 (Complete with B- grade or higher) 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
  ENTR 493R Entrepreneurship Lecture Series (1)  
or MGMT 495R Executive Lecture Series 1
Economics Core Requirements:  
  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: 15 Credits
Complete 15 credits of any courses 1000 or higher. 15

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits required in the BS 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 be limited to 9 hours of upper-division credit prior to completing matriculation.

Footnote
1 Students will be required to complete My Educator with a score of 80 percent or higher or complete the IM 2010 or IM 2600 course 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
HLTH 1100/PES 1097  Personal Health & Wellness/Fitness for Life 2
Fine Arts  3
General Elective   1
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing-Academic Writing & Research 3
MGMT 2240* (preferred) or MATH 1100 Business Calculus or Intro to Calculus 3
American Institutions HIST 1740 recommended 3
General elective (  IM 2010/2600  **   recommended) 3
Biology  3
  Semester total: 15
Note: Mgmt 2240 must be completed with a grade of B or higher  
Note: **Complete with B- grade or higher  
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
ACC 2110 Principles of Accounting I 3
Humanities   3
ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I   3
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
General Elective   3
Additional Biology or Physical Science   3
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 (Complete with a B- grade or higher) 3
  Semester total: 15
Students can matriculate at the end of this semester  
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
General Elective   3
MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing 3
ECON 305G International Economics 3
General Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
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
ECON Elective   3
MGMT 495R  or ENTR 493R Executive Lecture Series or  Entrepreneurship Lecture Series 1
General Elective   2
  Semester total: 15
  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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