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    Feb 29, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
American University Catalog 2023-2024

Economics (BA)


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. Intended majors must also have a 2.5 GPA in ECON-100 Macroeconomics (3) , ECON-150 Economics for Business (3)  or  ECON-200 Microeconomics (3) , and STAT-202 Basic Statistics (4) STAT-203 Basic Statistics with Calculus (4) , or STAT-204 Introduction to Business Statistics (4) .

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


Course Requirements


Microeconomics (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Note: ECON-150 Economics for Business (3)  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:

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 world language.

International Business (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Additional (3 credit hours)

Note: Students may take no more than 6 credit hours from the following: ECON-361 , ECON-362 , and ECON-363 .

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