2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BA

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Program Description

Economics is a social science that studies how people manage resources and make the best use of available resources. Economics graduates learn to make decisions that are vital to the success of government agencies, businesses, and non-profits.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of ENG1100 or equivalent
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Make the best use of resources.
  • Look at problems faced by individuals, private organizations, government, and society in a logical and ordered way.
  • Understand economic models in domestic and global contexts and how to analyze individual decision making, think critically about different models, and evaluate their assumptions, implications and applications to real world problems.
  • Be able to examine the performance and functioning of government, markets, and institutions in the larger context of social and economic problems. 
  • Become familiar with salient developments in the world economy, in both present-day and historical contexts and as a result be well prepared for a wide array of occupations, giving them many career options and tremendous flexibility on the job market.
  • Acquire necessary mathematical and statistical skills to be able to analyze economic problems and to make use of those skills.
  • Understand both the quantitative techniques and real world applications necessary for success. 

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 39 Hours

Element One: 6 Hours

Element Three: 6 Hours

Element Four: 3 Hours

Element Five: 6 Hours


Element Six: 8 Hours

Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours

Required: Select either

II. Departmental Requirements: 30 Hours

IV. College Requirements: 9-11 Hours


MS 2040 or STT 2640 or PLS 3100 or STT 3600 or ISE 2211 or PSY 3020 or PSY 3030.

Language Requirement

Two course sequence from any of the following:

  • 1010 and 1020 from Arabic, Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, or other. (6 credits) or
  • 1010 and 1020 from ASL (8 credits) or
  • CS1150, CS1160, CEG2170, CS1180 and CS1181 (8 credits) or
  • Any two MTH courses from 2310 and higher (6-8 credits)

V. Electives: 40-42 Hours

  • 9 hours minimum (3 courses) with 3000-level or above and with the same departmental prefix Credit Hour(s): 9
  • Open electives Credit Hour(s): 31-33

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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