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Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Sample Degree Path for B.A. 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: 

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)
ECON 206   Statistics 

*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:

ECON 302   Microeconomic Theory
ECON 303   Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 465 
or ECON 480 
 Regression and Econometric Analysis or
 Economic Forecasting
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)

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 7/7/20