2018-2019 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Economics Major (B.A.)


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


General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits


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General Education - Distribution Areas: 23-27 Credits


  • Natural and Computational Sciences: (two courses) COSC 107  and Any lab science course from the Gen Ed list (8)
  • Social Science: ECON 201  (4)
  • Mathematics: MATH 150  (0-4)
  • Languages  (0-4) (Proficiency through 202 or higher)
  • Fine Arts: SOA 200  (3)
  • Humanities  (4)

Economics Major (B.A.): 34-35 Credits


General Electives: 44-49 Credits


Total Required Credits: 128