Academics

The study of Economics at Valpo equips students with a deeper understanding of how individuals make decisions, respond to incentives and interact with each other. Students also learn to engage in meaningful dialogue on the moral and ethical dimensions of economic systems and policies. Our primary goal is for each Economics major to develop the quantitative, critical thinking and communication skills, all essential to a well-rounded liberal arts education.

 

Major

Requirements for the major in economics may be fulfilled by completion of one of the following programs.

Completion of the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in economics leads to a bachelor of arts. Credit for ECON 221 and 222 may be earned through the College Level Examination Program subject examination in Introductory Economics.

All students who major or minor in economics must have their schedules approved at the beginning of each semester.

General Economics Major

A minimum of 27 credit hours in economics constitutes this major. Courses must include ECON 221, 222, 321, 322, 325, and MATH 131. In addition, one course from the following options is required: STAT 140, STAT 240, PSY 201, or IDS 205.

Course Requirements

NOTE: A minimum of two of the four economics electives must be at the 300 level or higher.

ECON 136 and ECON 486 will not count towards fulfilling the minimum major requirements.

Economics and Computer Analysis Major

A minimum of 27 credit hours in economics is required. Courses must include ECON 221, 222, 321, 322, and 325. Computer science courses which must be completed are CS 157 and 325. Also required is a minor in mathematics including MATH 124 or 131, MATH 122 or 132, STAT 240, and MATH 320 (or an approved alternative).

Course Requirements

NOTE: A minimum of two of the four economics electives must be at the 300 level or higher.

General Economics Minor

A minimum of 18 credit hours in economics constitutes a minor. Courses must include ECON 221 and 222, and one course from the following options: ECON 321, 322, or 325. Also required are MATH 131 and one additional course selected from the 300 level or above.

Course Requirements

ECON 136 and ECON 486 will not count towards fulfilling the minimum major or minor requirements.