2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [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.

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

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