Sep 25, 2023
English Composition - Total Credits: 6
English Literature - Total Credits: 3
Constitutions - Total Credits: 3-6
Mathematics - Total Credits: 3
Distribution Requirement Social Science
Humanities and Fine Arts - Total Credits: 9
Humanities courses must be from two different areas.
Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking - Total Credits: 9-10
- PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
and two courses from life and physical sciences category; at least one must be a lab.
Information Technology - Total Credits: 3
Multicultural and International
(see notes below)
Foreign Language/Foreign Culture - Total Credits:6
Two courses in the same foreign language at the university level or the equivalent or two courses (at least six credits) in a foreign culture. Students should consult with an academic advisor regarding acceptable foreign culture courses.
Economics Major Requirements - Total Credits: 36
Twelve of the 36 required economics major credits must be 400-level ECON courses.
Electives - Total Credits: 42-46
Additional elective courses that will augment the major are recommended.
- Students planning to pursue graduate studies in economics are encouraged to take ECON 401, 402, 440, 441, 442 and 493.
- Students interested in careers in government are encouraged to take ECON 307, 354, 451 and 470.
- Students pursuing careers in business are encouraged to take ECON 457, 441, 462, 463 and 480.
- For students planning a career in law, a major in economics offers excellent preparation. Recommended electives for the pre-law major include ECON 354, 455, and 457.
- Students must complete a three-credit multicultural course and a three-credit international course. Courses satisfying other requirements may simultaneously satisfy the multicultural and international requirements. However, one course may not satisfy both the multicultural and the international requirements. For an approved list, visit http://www.unlv.edu/committees/gec. Economics–B.A. students may meet the multicultural requirement by taking ECON 305 as one of the upper-division economics electives. Economics–B.A. students may meet the international requirement by taking ECON 358, ECON 462 or ECON 463 as one of the upper-division economics electives.
- Students must have 39 credits of 300- and 400-level courses.