Western Kentucky University

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

The Department of Economics provides a variety of courses and programs to fit students' needs and interests. Students combine their work in economics with study in other fields such as business, communication, and computer science. For example, a major in economics could be combined with a minor in business administration, or a major in journalism could be combined with a second major or minor in economics. Many other combinations are also available. These options allow a high degree of flexibility in choosing alternative areas of study.

The major in Economics requires 120 hours of course work with 31 hours in economics and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.  These majors are required to also pursue a second major or a minor to earn the required total hours needed for graduation.  This major is very flexible and pairs well with many other majors and minors on campus. All majors must complete a 19-hour core and 12 hours of upper level courses. In addition, students must complete CIS 141 and COMM 161. Note: CIS 141, COMM 161, and your MATH may be applied toward general education requirements.

Courses needed to complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics include:

  • CIS 141 - Basic Computer Literacy
  • COMM 161 - Business and Professional Speaking
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 203 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 206 - Statistics
  • ECON 302 - Microeconomic Theory
  • ECON 303 - Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECON 464 - Mathematical Economics or MATH 116 - College Algebra or MATH 119 - Fund of Calculus
  • ECON 499 - Senior Assessment -Econ
  • ECON 465 - Regression and Econometric Analysis or ECON 480 Economic Forecasting
  • ECON ELECTIVE*
  • ECON ELECTIVE*
  • ECON ELECTIVE*
  • ECON ELECTIVE*

*Economics electives may be chosen from 300 and 400 level economics courses not already required for the major.

Additional Information

For additional information about our programs, visit the Department of Economics website or contact:

Dr. Catherine Carey
Chair and Professor
Department of Economics
Western Kentucky University
(270)745-2249

 Last Modified 7/22/13