Economics (BS) (20ECONBS)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Comp & Rhetoric1 4 EC 205 Fundamental of Econ6 3
Humanities2 3 Natural Science (Sequence)4 4
Math 131 or 1413 3 Humanities2 3
Natural Science (Sequence)4 4 Math 132 and 231 or 2413 3
HESF1** Health & Exercise Studies Course5 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course7 1
15 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 ST/BUS 350 Econ Bus Stat10 3
MA 114 or 242 3 EC 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Natural Science4 4 Natural Science4 3
Social Science8 3 Additional Breadth11 3
Interdisciplinary Perspective9 3 Free Elective12 4
16 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
EC 351 Quant Analysis for Economics 3 EC 451 Intro to Econometrics 3
Quantitative Elective13 3 Economics Electives15 3
Advanced Writing14 3 Advised Electives16 3
Economics Elective15 3 Free Elective12 6
Interdisciplinary Perspective9 2
ST 307 Intro to Stat Programming- SAS 1
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Economics Electives15  6 EC 490 Research Seminar in Economics 3
Advised Electives (take two)16 6 Advised Electives (take two)16 6
Free Elective12 3 Free Electives12 5
15 14

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*: 120

GPA Graduation Requirements
Overall GPA for all courses attempted at NC State must be 2.0 or higher; and
Overall GPA for all EC and ECG courses attempted at NC State must be 2.0 or higher.

1. “C-” or better in ENG 101 is required.
2. Choose two courses from the GEP Humanities list from two different subject areas.
3. The calculus requirement may be met by either of two sequences: MA 131 and MA 231 or MA 141 and 241. Students who choose the second sequence are strongly encouraged to take MA 242, which may substitute for MA 114.
4. Select 15 hours from GER Natural Science courses. One of the following two course sequences must be included among the four courses (where labs have separate numbers they are given in parenthesis and must be taken): (i) CH 101 (102) & 201 (202); (ii) MEA 101 (110) & 102 (111); (iii) BIO 181, 183; PY 201 & 202 or PY 205 & 208 or PY 211 & 212; ZO 160 & any 200-level ZO course.
5. 1 hour of Health & Exercise Studies at the 100 level.
6. EC 201 or ARE 201 may substitute.
7. PEC, PEF, PEH, PEO, and PES courses cannot be taken to satisfy this requirement. (HES courses may be taken credit only.)
8. One course from the GEP Social Sciences list.
9. Choose two courses from the GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives list (5 credits). For students completing two three-credit IP courses, one credit will count in free electives.
10. ST 302, 361, 370, and 372 may substitute for BUS/ST 350.
11. Take one from the GEP Additional Breadth- Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual Performing Arts list.
12. Free Electives: (18 credits) Some courses will not count as free electives, such as FL 101, or 105 (in the language in which proficiency requirement is met), or MA 101, 103, 105. (12 hours of free electives may be taken for credit only.)
13.  Quantitative Elective: Any 200 level or higher MA course, 400 level or higher ST course, EC 480, or any 500-level ECG.
14. Choose from: ENG 331, 332, or 333.
15. Economics electives: (12 credits) 300/400/500 level EC/ECG courses. At least 6 hours must be at the 400 or 500 level.
16. Advised Electives: (15 credits) Students are urged to discuss these courses with their adviser and to consider using these electives to pursue a minor. Chosen from any university course offerings except FL 101 or 105 (in the language in which proficiency requirement is met), or MA 101, 103, 105, or PE/PEH courses. (NOTE: Certain courses may not be taken in combination with other courses of similar content. SEE CATALOG FOR RESTRICTIONS.)

*Students must also complete as a part of their degree requirements one course from the GEP U.S. Diversity list (no credit hour requirement) and one course from the GEP Global Knowledge list (no credit hour requirement).

 

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