Todd L. Cherry, Chair
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The objectives of the Department of Economics are:
- To provide the basic institutional and theoretical knowledge required for the understanding of the functioning of the American economy and the world economy and for the understanding and analysis of current economic issues and problems
- To develop the institutional and theoretical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to prepare students for careers in business and government as managers and researchers on social and business problems
- To prepare students who seek to become professional economists and/or economic educators for graduate school
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Economics (316A/45.0601)
BSBA double major in economics and a functional area of business requires careful selection of elective courses so as to satisfy the requirements of both majors.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (315*/45.0601)
Students must select one of the following concentrations:
Environmental Economics and Policy concentration (315B)
General Economics concentration (315C)
International Economics concentration (315D)
Regional Economic Development concentration (315E)
International Economics and Business Options
International economics and business options are available for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Economics. The program is jointly administered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Students participating in the program have an advisor in each department. The program combines a major in Economics and a major or minor in a language. Students are also advised to pursue a minor in International Business. The various options are:
Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and one language (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a concentration in French and Francophone Studies OR Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a concentration in Spanish)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in French and Francophone Studies, German or Spanish
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Economics and a minor in French and Francophone Studies, Spanish or German.
Under all three options, the student is expected to demonstrate proficiency in reading and speaking the language selected. At least 15 hours of courses in the language, civilization and culture of the chosen country or area are recommended at the 2000 level or above. Also students are expected to participate, if possible, in any one or more of the following:
- Pursue a minor in International Business (15 semester hours)
- Complete a semester or summer session of business study abroad in the country of their choice
- Complete an internship abroad (usually 6 semester hours)
For further information, students should consult both the chair of the Department of Economics and the chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Undergraduate Minor in Economics (316/45.0601) (for non-business majors only)
A minor in Economics consists of 15 semester hours.
This catalog reflects fall and spring semester offerings. Go to www.summersessions.appstate.edu/ for courses offered in summer terms.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT ENROLLMENT IN UPPER LEVEL BUSINESS COURSES:
Enrollment in 3000/4000 level courses in the Walker College of Business is limited to business majors admitted to the College of Business. An exception is allowed for other students, including business majors not yet admitted to the College of Business, to take a maximum of five business courses at the 3000-level or above, including graduate-level courses (unless more are specifically listed as required on the Program of Study for a non-business major, a required concentration, or a required minor). No exceptions beyond this will be allowed.
Prerequisites for 3000 level and 4000 level business courses, in addition to course specific prerequisites, are as follows: 1) 54 earned hours for 3000 level business courses and 2) 84 earned hours and a minimum grade of “C” in any Writing in the Discipline (WID) course for 4000 level business courses.
Business majors are encouraged to complete all admission requirements by the beginning of the junior year. Students who are not admitted to the College of Business will not be allowed to early register for more than five business courses at the 3000-level or above, including graduate-level business courses, even if they anticipate they will be admitted to the College of Business by the beginning of the next semester. Non business majors must get a permit from the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Office to register for any business courses at the 3000-level or above in excess of the five allowed, when required on the program of study.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science in Business AdministrationMinor