Bachelor of Arts 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:
|REQUIRED COURSEWORK FOR B.A. IN ECONOMICS (35 hours)|
|ECON 202||Microeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course)|
|ECON 203||Macroeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course)|
|ECON 302||Microeconomic Theory|
|ECON 303||Macroeconomic Theory|
| Statistical Analysis
Financial Data Modeling
|ECON 399||Career Readiness in Economics|
|| Regression and Econometric Analysis
| 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.