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  Nov 23, 2017
 
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Major (B.A.)


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The economics major (bachelor of arts) provides students with the tools to study how incentive structures cause people, firms and governments to make optimal or less than optimal decisions. Students will learn how to research and analyze the marketplace by examining logical models. These models can then be applied to particular problems to predict actions that need to be taken to incentivize people, firms and governments to react in a certain way. Such models involve analyzing economic, political, historical, and social indicators in order to understand the economic marketplace.

Required Courses


University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits


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General Education Requirements: 29-30 Credits*


Mathematics: 4 Credits


Economics Major (B.A.): 30-32 Credits


General Electives: 45-46 Credits**


Total Required Credits: 128


 * Unless a requirement is specified, see General Education Requirements  in the Howard College of Arts & Sciences section for a list of required and applicable courses.

** Forty (40) credits must be at the junior or senior level. Therefore, a minimum of 17-19 of the General Electives must be at the junior or senior level.

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