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    Jul 04, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics (BA)


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Offered by the Department of Economics , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and the approval of the department undergraduate advisor.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 37 credit hours with grades of C or better, including 27 credit hours at or above 300-level
    • No more than 6 of the 37 credit hours may be fulfilled by Washington Economic Policy Semester courses or economics courses from study abroad programs
    • No more than 3 credit hours of independent reading and study courses or internships may be applied to the major
    • Students may not receive credit for both ECON-300  and ECON-400 
    • Students may not receive credit for both ECON-301  and ECON-401 

Course Requirements


Microeconomics (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Note: ECON-150  is intended for Kogod School of Business  students.

Intermediate Microeconomics (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Statistics (4 credit hours)


Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Capstone (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or 3 credit hours of study abroad coursework with emphasis in economics or political economy at or above 300-level:

Tracks (15 credit hours)


Complete one of the following tracks:

General


International


Note: International track requires demonstration of intermediate level or higher competence in one modern foreign language.

Combined Economics (BA) and Economics (MA)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor’s/master’s programs:

  • Students in this program will not be required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Students will be admitted formally to MA status only after they have completed all requirements for the Economics (BA) with minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA

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