Sep 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Major (BA)


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Economics Department  | College of Liberal Arts 

Program Declaration


At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

Degree Requirements


If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.

  

  

Major Requirements


Complete 36 credits from 12 courses including five core courses, one mathematics course, five electives, and one capstone.

The mathematics requirement may be waived by testing into MATH 134 ,135 , or 140  on the proctored ALEKS assessment .

Grade: A minimum grade of C- is required for the five core courses
GPA: A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all economics courses.
Pass/fail: No courses used for the five core courses may be taken pass/fail. No more than two courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major.
Residency: At least six courses for the major, including the capstone, must be completed at UMass Boston.

Course Requirements


Core Requirements (15 Credits)


No course with a grade below C- may be applied toward this requirement.

No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward this requirement.

Mathematics Requirement (3 Credits)


A grade of B- or higher is required in either precalculus course.

Students may waive the mathematics requirement by placing into calculus on the proctored ALEKS exam.

Electives (15 Credits)


Complete five ECON electives from the lists below.

At least two courses must be from the alternative approach list.

At least three courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

Capstone (3 Credits)


Take one additional economics course at the 400-level from the list of electives above to be counted as the capstone.

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