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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Economics, BA Major in

The BA major in economics offers a broad introduction to the field, encompassing the history of economic thought, and the core elements of contemporary economic theory and research methods.  Through the selection of elective courses, students can pursue specific interests in various areas of economics, including: (a) economic theory; (b) economic history; (c) economic development and areas studies; (d) human resources; (e) international economics; (f) public sector economics; and (g) quantitative analysis in economics. Thanks to the emphasis on the development of analytical skills and on imparting knowledge of contemporary economic issues and trends, the BA major in economics is an excellent stepping stone to either graduate programs in economics, law, business administration, and other social sciences, or a broad array of professional careers.

In addition to the complete BA requirements described in the Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences  section of this Bulletin, students must fulfill the following requirements:

Program Requirements

Economics - Semester Hours: 36

36 semester hours in economics. Required courses include ECO 001 (or 007), 002, 080, 130, 132, 144, and 184 (or 186). Students select additional electives from among the 100-level courses in economics for a total of 15 semester hours. GEOG 135 and 193 may be offered as economics electives.

Mathematics - Semester Hours: 4

Complete BA Requirements

BA Requirements  in HCLAS.