The Bachelor of Science in Economics is designed for students who wish to receive specialized training in Economics within a broad liberal arts education. Flexibility to select from a variety of courses allows students to customize their education to their personal interests and career goals. An Economics degree provides skills and training for careers in business, law, government, politics, teaching, research, and a variety of other areas. This degree also provides a strong foundation for future graduate studies in business, economics, law and public administration. Successful completion of this program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Economics. Not eligible for a double degree with the BSBA in Economics.

 

 

 

2017-2018 Curricular Plan of Study

Prior to orientation or 1st day of classes: Take Math Placement Test (MPT) and place into MAC 1105.

 

Freshman

Fall (15 hours)

  • ENC 1101 Composition I
  • MAC 1105C College Algebra
  • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
  • Cultural Foundation I
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of ECO 2013

Spring (15 hours)

  • ENC 1102 Composition II
  • ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
  • STA 2023 Statistical Methods I (recommended)
  • Social Science Foundation II (ANT/SYG/PSY)
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of ECO 2023

 

Sophomore

Fall (15 hours)

  • SPC 1608 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • ECO 3401 Quantitative Business Tools I
  • Science Foundation II
  • Historical Foundation I
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of ECO 3401.

Spring (15 hours)

  • Science Foundation I
  • Historical Foundation II
  • Economics Elective
  • Foreign Language I
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of General Education Requirements.
  2. Successful completion of Gordon Rule Requirements.

 

Junior

Fall (15 hours)

  • ECO 3411 Quantitative Business Tools II
  • ECO 3101 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Foreign Language II
  • General Elective
  • Upper Level Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of ECO 3411 and ECO 3101.

Spring (15 hours)

  • ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • General Elective
  • Economics Restricted Elective
  • Economics Restricted Elective
  • Upper Level Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of ECO 3203.

 

Senior

Fall (15 hours)

  • General Elective
  • Economics Restricted Elective
  • Economics Restricted Elective
  • Economics Restricted Elective
  • General Elective
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of GEB 4223.

Spring (15 hours)

    • ECO 4902 Capstone in Economics
    • Economics Restricted Elective
    • Economics Restricted Elective
    • Economics Restricted Elective
    • Upper Level Elective
    • General Elective (2 credit)
Milestones
  1. Successful completion of all degree requirements for graduation.

 

Internships

Internships are academic courses that allow students to apply classroom theory in a practical work setting and gain personal, academic and work competencies.

  • One semester
  • Major-related
  • Off-campus
  • Usually for credit
  • Paid or unpaid
  • Structured for learning

Economics Majors are unable to apply internship credit towards their major requirements.

Internships which work with all majors are available to all students at the University of Central Florida for elective credit through the Office of Experiential Learning.


What can I do with this major?

General Information and Strategies

  • Economics is a social science that researches people and how they use their resources with a focus on the economic well-being of society.
  • An undergraduate degree in economics can lead to many career opportunities. Students should clearly define their goals and seek experiences and skills necessary to reach those goals.
  • Most “economist” positions require masters or doctoral degrees in economics or a closely related field.
  • Economics can serve as good preparation for graduate programs in economics, law, public administration, international affairs, management science, or business.
  • Gaining relevant experience through part-time and summer jobs or internships is critical.
  • Important skills for economists to gain include: data acquisition and analysis techniques, critical thinking, report writing, competency with relevant software, and the ability to identify economic trends.
  • Learn about economics and business careers through research on internet sites and books, informational interviews of professionals, and exposure to work environments through shadowing, volunteering, or interning.
  • Get involved in student professional associations in field of interest.
  • Build and utilize a personal network of contacts. Once in a position, find an experienced mentor.

 

 

 

 

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