Bachelor of Arts in Economics
The major in Economics requires 34 hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students in this major are required to pursue a second major or a minor. This major is very flexible and pairs well with many other majors and minors on campus.
To be admitted into the Economics major students must have earned a minimum of 60
hours (with at least 12 hours completed at WKU) with the overall GPA of at least 2.0.
Additionally, students must complete MATH 123 and the following four admission courses
with a minimum GPA of 2.0:
|B.A. IN ECONOMICS ADMISSION COURSES (12 hours*)|
|CIS 141||Basic Computer Literacy|
|ECON 202||Microeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course)|
|ECON 203||Macroeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course)|
*All WKU students, regardless of their major, must complete a Quantitative Reasoning course such as Math 116 or MATH 123 as a part of their Colonnade requirements. The requirement is waived if a student scored at least 26 on Math section of ACT or 610 on Math SAT.
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, students must complete the following courses:
|ECONOMICS MAJOR COURSES (22 hours)|
|ECON 302||Microeconomic Theory|
|ECON 303||Macroeconomic Theory|
or ECON 480
| Regression and Econometric Analysis or
| 300- and 400-level ECON courses not already required for the major.
Some courses may count as Colonnade Connections courses
|ECON 499||Senior Assessment (1 hour)|