Economics (B.A.)

Admission Requirements

Transfer or uncommitted students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all previous college credits.

Transfer Students

Most courses taken at an accredited institution and relevant to the B.A. degree program will be accepted, but the majority of courses applied to the major must be courses completed at Buffalo State. In most cases, grades for transfer courses will be used in computing the required minimum GPA for admission into the program.

Honors Option for the B.A. Program: An honors designation is available for students who have established high standards of achievement and demonstrated a capacity for independent work. Students should contact the department for information on admission and requirements.

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours33-39
Economics Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
Required Courses (24 credit hours)
ECO 201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECO 202PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
ECO 305STATISTICS FOR ECONOMICS3
ECO 307INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS3
ECO 308INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS3
ECO 405HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT3
ECO 490SENIOR SEMINAR3
Select at least one course from the following:3
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Economics Electives Selected by Advisement
12 credit hours 112
All College Electives
33-45 credit hours33-45
It is strongly recommended that students who plan to pursue a Ph.D. in economics also complete, as a minimum, MAT 161, MAT 162, and MAT 202.
Total Credit Hours120