- 122 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
- A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
- At least 15 credits of Economics must be earned at UNC Greensboro.
- Grades of C (2.0) or better in each ECO course used to meet major requirements.
- No more than 30 credits of traditional business courses (ACC, BUS, FIN, ISM, MGT, MKT, and SCM courses taught by Bryan School faculty) will count toward the B.S. degree in Economics.
Degree Program Requirements
|General Education Core Requirements (GEC)|
|Introduction to Economics †|
or ECO 201
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics †|
|Economic and Business Statistics I|
|The International Economy|
|Intermediate Microeconomic Theory|
|Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory|
Select 9 credits of ECO electives at the 300 level or above
|Related Area Courses|
or ACC 218
|Financial Statement Preparation and Disclosures|
|Introduction to Communication Studies ††|
|College Writing I ††|
|College Writing II *|
|Business Finance I|
|Business Computing I|
|Ethical Issues in Business †††|
|Business Communications **|
Select one of the following:
|Calculus with Business Applications ††††|
|Calculus I ††††|
ENG 102 or other approved ENG course.
MKT 309 or an ECO course taught as WI or SI.
Counts toward GEC GSB requirement.
Counts toward GEC GRD requirement.
Counts toward GEC GPR requirement.
Counts toward GEC GMT requirement.
Electives sufficient to complete 122 total credit hours required for degree.
Economics as a Second Major
Completion of a second major in economics is a good choice for students in other social sciences, mathematics, and other professional areas. The double major can usually be fitted into a normal four-year liberal arts course of study. In highly structured professional programs, additional hours beyond the minimum required for graduation are necessary.
Students who double major in economics and another field must complete all major requirements in both areas as well as the general requirements for the degree which they are seeking.
Accelerated B.A. or B.S. to M.A.
Application and Admission
Qualified UNC Greensboro undergraduate students who are pursuing the B.A. or B.S. in Economics may apply for admission to the Accelerated Degree Program and the M.A. in Applied Economics program. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 hours earned at UNC Greensboro is required. At the time of the application the student should have also completed or be currently enrolled in:
|ECO 301||Intermediate Microeconomic Theory||3|
|ECO 319||Quantitative Analysis||3|
|ECO 302||Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory||3|
|ECO 350||Economic and Business Statistics II||3|
Applicants must have completed at least 60 semester credits and may not apply for admission to the ADP before the first semester of the junior year. Applicants are also required to take the Graduate Record Examination. All applicants must submit the Request for Accelerated Degree Program to the Graduate School and must simultaneously apply for admission to the M.A. program in Applied Economics.
Admitted students may apply 12 credits of graduate-level coursework toward completion of both the undergraduate and graduate degree, provided that they earn a grade of "B" (3.0) or better in the course and fulfill graduate-level requirements. The graduate courses the student will take within the Accelerated Degree Program in Economics must be approved by the Director of Graduate Study, must be specified on the Request for Accelerated Degree Program, and must be chosen from among the following required courses in the M.A. in Applied Economics curriculum:
|ECO 619||Mathematical Economics||3|
|ECO 642||Microeconomics II||3|
|ECO 643||Econometric Methods||3|
|ECO 644||Econometric Theory||3|
|ECO 725||Data Methods in Economics||3|
|ECO 731||Applied Policy Methods||3|
Degree Program Requirements
Please consult with an advisor to determine how the courses taken at the graduate level will meet requirements in the bachelor's degree program. All degree requirements for the M.A. in Applied Economics remain the same.