Sep 16, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22

Economics Major (B.S.)


Major code BS4225

College of Arts and Sciences  
Economics Department  
Bentley Annex 360
Phone: 740.593.2040
Fax: 740.593.0181
http://www.ohio.edu/economics 

Contact Persons:
Harold Winter, Chair
winter@ohio.edu

Julie Paxton, Undergraduate Studies Chair
paxton@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The B.S. degree in economics is a program which will focus on a mathematical approach to economics as well as related computational skills and statistical analysis. In the B.S. in economics program, students will obtain the knowledge needed for graduate study or for employment in research positions which use formal mathematical modeling, computational approaches or statistical analysis.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements but math placement at level 2 or higher is strongly recommended.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Candidates can pursue careers in the public and private sectors. Estimates of demand for graduates with this training are far above demand for graduates without this training. Careers can include budget analysts, survey researchers, management analysts, operations analysts or careers in academia for graduates who pursue a Ph.D.

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements .

Economics Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 36 semester hours of economics coursework.

Required Economics Classes


Complete the following courses:

Economics Electives


Complete 6 courses for at least 18 credit hours from the following list.  At least 5 courses must be at the 3000-level or higher.

 

Required Mathematics


Complete four of the following courses: