B.A. in Economics
Economists study how society creates and allocates value among its members, including the supply and demand decisions of individuals and firms, the market structure and competitive conditions of particular industries, and the effects of policy changes on business and social decisions. National economic growth, the structure of domestic and international economic systems, employment and wage conditions, and the availability of financial resources are also significant issues. Economics also examines how social and economic conditions are changing in the developing world, and how small- and large-scale efforts can improve the living conditions of people. At APU, students may choose from among a broad range of economics course offerings.
Economics teaches students to think critically and analytically and prepares them to address complex problems in a wide variety of settings. Graduates may work as business or policy analysts, or in such diverse fields as law, journalism, education, nongovernmental and mission organizations, and international affairs. Students interested in graduate study in economics will benefit from taking additional mathematics courses.
The core requirements of the economics major provide students with grounding in the primary areas of the discipline and an understanding of the basics of economic behavior. All students with an economics major must complete the common economics core in the table below.
The economics major comprises 42 units. Students must attain a minimum C- grade in all courses required for the major. Students must achieve an average GPA of 2.5 in the courses counted for the economics major (this includes the Economics Core).
|ECON 250||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 251||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 350||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 351||Intermediate Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 458||Economics and Religion||3|
|MATH 130||Introduction to Statistics 1||3|
|MATH 151||Applied Calculus I||3|
|Select seven of the following:||21|
|Financial Markets and Institutions|
|Economics of the Developing World|
|Urban and Regional Economics 2|
|International Trade and Finance|
|Microfinance and Microenterprise|
Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.