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Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Sample Degree Path for B.A. in Economics

The major in Economics requires 35 hours  and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Students in this major are required to pursue a second major or a minor.

This program leaves plenty of room in students' schedule to earn up to two minors or another major in four years in addition to their Economics bachelor's degree. The sample degree path shows how students can fit the courses for another major or a minor(s) and still graduate on time.
Students are encouraged to consider business minors or certificates as well as other disciplines such as applied statistics. 

Students pursing this major may also be eligible to apply for the JUMP program - an accelerated graduate program that allows students to count upper-level electives toward a Masters degree in Applied Economics.  

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, students must complete the following courses:

ECON 202   Microeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course)
ECON 203   Macroeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course)
ECON 206   Statistics 
ECON 302   Microeconomic Theory
ECON 303   Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 306 
ECON 307 
 Statistical Analysis 
 Financial Data Modeling
ECON 399   Career Readiness in Economics
ECON 465 

 Regression and Econometric Analysis 

Four ECON 
 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)

*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 find out which ECON courses may be applied to toward Colonnade requirements, see the list of approved Colonnade courses


Contact Information

Dr. Alex Lebedinsky 
Chair and Professor
Economics Department
(270) 745-2249

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 Last Modified 5/25/23