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    Jun 08, 2023  
American University Catalog 2020-2021 
American University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics (BS)

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Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and the approval of the department undergraduate advisor. Intended majors must also have a 2.5 GPA in ECON-100 ECON-150  or ECON-200 , STAT-202 STAT-203 , or STAT-204 , and MATH-221  (or MATH-211  with approval).

University Requirements

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements

  • 47 credit hours with grades of C or better
    • No more than 6 credit hours may be fulfilled by economics courses from study abroad programs, except students attending the London School of Economics may fulfill a maximum of 12 credit hours
    • No more than 3 credit hours of independent reading and study courses or internships may be applied to the major
    • Only one internship experience may count toward the major, regardless of course level

Course Requirements

Microeconomics (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

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

Combined Economics (BS) 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 (BS) with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher

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