B.A. students in economics at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions.

Required Economics Courses
ECON 221 Principles of Economics-Micro 3 credits
ECON 222 Principles of Economics-Macro 3 credits
ECON 321  Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3 credits
ECON 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3 credits
ECON 325 Econometrics 3 credits
Four elective courses in economics, at least two of which must be at the 300 level or above (This is not specifically stated in the course catalogue, only inferred.) 12 credits
TOTAL 27 credits
Additional Required Courses
CS 157 Algorithms and Programming 3 credits
CS 325 Simulation and Modeling 3 credits
A math minor, including the following courses:
STAT 240 Statistical Analysis 3 credits
MATH 320 Dynamical Systems (or an approved alternative) 3 credits
One course from the following options:

  • MATH 122 Applied Calculus
  • MATH 132 Calculus II
4 credits
 One course from the following options:

  • MATH 124 Finite Mathematics
  • MATH 131 Calculus I
 4 credits
TOTAL 20 credits
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The Department of Economics introduces students to a logical, ordered way to study choice and decision making, especially relating to the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.