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B.S./B.A. in Economics: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

180 total credits required

Our online Bachelor’s in Economics gives students the tools to learn and apply economic theory in various career fields. Courses cover background in micro/macroeconomics, calculus, statistics and research methods, and evolve into the theories and principles of economics.

Your capstones provide real-world experience, and a variety of electives allow tailored learning. Earn your B.A. with a foreign language requirement or your B.S. with just 12 more science credits.

Transfer Information

EOU offers a generous transfer policy for course credits to make it even more affordable and accessible to learn. The online Bachelor’s in Economics program accepts up to 135 credits for transfer to EOU. All EOU majors require a minimum of 20 EOU credits.

Required Courses

A systematic investigation of the operation of a market system, focusing on the role of households, firms, and government in determining wages and prices. The topics of analysis include concentration of economic power, the distribution of income, and the role of government in a market system. Prerequisite: MATH 095 or MATH 098. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.
An analysis of the operation of a mixed economy from an aggregate perspective. Issues such as inflation, unemployment, international trade, government finance, economic growth, and the neoclassical economic theory. Prerequisite: MATH 095 or MATH 098. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.
This course is the first of a two part course sequence to be offered. The two course sequence will be equivalent in credit and content to MATH 241, Survey Calculus. Topics cover an introductory look at the calculus of a small family of functions, primarily those encountered in high school algebra. Both differentiation and integration will be discussed together with applications of each. Any requirement satisfied by MATH 241 will also be satisfied by the pair of courses MATH 241A and MATH 241B. Prerequisite: MATH 111.
This course is the second of a two part course sequence to be offered. The two course sequence will be equivalent in credit and content to MATH 241, Survey Calculus. Topics cover an introductory look at the calculus of a small family of functions, primarily those encountered in high school algebra. Both differentiation and integration will be discussed together with applications of each. Any requirement satisfied by MATH 241 will also be satisfied by the pair of courses MATH 241A and MATH 241B. Prerequisite: MATH 241A.
An analysis of the economic interactions at the firm and household level. Topics will include business and household decision-making under uncertainty and asymmetric information, market power, general equilibrium, and game theory. Prerequisite: ECON 201 (must be passed with “C-” or better). Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.
An intensive analysis of the functioning of the economy at the aggregate level. Issues such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and the role of the government will be investigated as they affect the stability of the economy. Prerequisites: ECON 202 and STAT 243/244 or equivalent (must be passed with “C-” or better). Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.
An examination of the historical foundations of modern economic thought. The focus will be on writings and ideas of economists from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes and up through contemporary times. Student must have at least sophomore standing to register for this course.
This capstone seminar is the first of two required capstone courses in the course sequence for completion of the Economics degree. As such it begins the process of conceptualizing and completing original research in the field of economics. Topics to be covered include stylistic expectations in economics, research paradigms, and hypothesis formulation and testing. Students are expected to write and engage in rigorous peer consultation throughout the term. Prerequisites: Senior standing is required.
This capstone seminar is the second of two required capstone courses in the course sequence for completion of the Economics degree. As such it completes the process of conceptualizing and following through on original research in the field of economics. Topics to be covered include stylistic expectations in economics, implementation/ revision/presentation of an original research project. Students are expected to write and engage in rigorous peer consultation throughout the term.

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This is an introduction to concepts of statistical data analysis including experimental design, descriptive statistics, the normal distribution, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Students will also work with statistical computing packages such as MINITAB. Prerequisites: MATH 095 or MATH 098.
This is an introduction to concepts of linear correlation and regression analysis. Students will also work with statistical computing packages such as MINITAB. Prerequisites: STAT 243A or STAT 243 (prerequisite or co-requisite).
An introduction to the basic concepts and techniques used ion social science research, including social scientific inquiry and research design, quantitative data gathering and analysis, and qualitative data gathering and analysis. Prerequisites: Math 095.

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