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 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 (The number of electives is not specifically stated in the course catalogue, only inferred.) 12 credits
TOTAL 27 credits
Additional Requirements
MATH 131 MATH 131 Calculus I 4 credits
One course from the following options:

  • STAT 140 General Statistics
  • STAT 240 Statistical Analysis
  • PSY 201 Statistical Methods
  • IDS 205 Business Statistics
3 credits

Note: Credit for ECON 221 and 222 may be earned through the College Level Examination Program subject examination in introductory economics. ECON 136 and ECON 486 will not count towards fulfilling the minimum major or minor requirements.

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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.