The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics is 120 units, of which 55-61 units are in the major depending on the option selected. Consult with an adviser for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics prepares students to qualify for positions in business and government. Specific areas include finance, labor, transportation, international trade, banking, and regulatory agencies. A major in economics also provides a foundation for teaching at the college or high school level, and for entrance into graduate school or law school.
Two options are offered: the first emphasizes applied economics, and the second, social and behavioral sciences.
Students pursuing either the major or minor are urged to complete lower division courses before taking upper division courses.