2013-2014 Samford University Catalog 
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2013-2014 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education Requirements: 30 Credits*

Social Sciences: 4 Credits

Mathematics: 4 Credits

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

General Electives: 44-46 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.