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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics consists of at least 40 credits distributed as follows:
A. 19 credits
B. 21 additional credits in economics, numbered ECON 314 or higher.
Econ 600 may not be used to fulfill major requirements.
No course in which a student has earned a grade below "C" shall fulfill the major requirements.
There are a number of different emphases that an economics major may want pursue, depending on educational and career objectives. The recommendations below are a general guide.
1. Students completing a liberal arts program or preparing for professional school should select courses according to their specific interests and should develop a program in consultation with their major advisor.
2. Students preparing for graduate study in economics, particularly at the Ph.D. level, should complete courses that provide the necessary mathematical background. These courses would include:
3. Students interested in pursuing a career in business should consider completing the requirements for a certificate in Administrative Sciences in addition to completing the requirements for the major.
A major in economics is excellent preparation for employment in business or government, for professional study in law, business management, urban planning or public administration, or for graduate study in economics.
Graduates of the UMBC economics programs:
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
3rd floor Public Policy Building, Room 338
1000 Hilltop Circle • Baltimore Maryland 21250
phone: 410-455-2160 • email: Mrs. Kelly Hodges <email@example.com>