Requirements for Economics

Required Courses

Introductory level major requirements

  • ECO 231 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 232 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Core major requirements

  • ECO 300 - Mathematical Economics
  • ECO 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 311 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECO 332 - Economic Statistics
  • ECO 350 – Intermediate Writing in Economics

Upper-level electives

  • 12 credits of 300- or 400-level ECO courses

Research course requirements

  • Two 400-level ECO courses
  • Research courses require a research paper. All 400-level courses in Economics require a research paper. Under some circumstances, students may be allowed to use a 300-level course toward this requirement if the course includes a requirement of a major research paper.

Total credits: 36 

College studies requirements

  • All BA candidates must complete these requirements
  • Freshman English: ENL 101 & ENL 102 (6 credits)
  • Literature: 6 credits in literature courses offered in English or Foreign Literature and Languages. ( Note that not all ENL courses are "Literature" courses).
  • Natural Science: 9 credits in courses offered in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Laboratory Science, or Physics.
  • Humanities: 9 credits in courses of History, Philosophy, Art Theory, Art History, Music Theory, or Music History. (Note that "applied" courses in Art or Music do not count). Not more than 6 credits in any one field.
  • Social Science: 12 credits in Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology. Not more than 6 credits in any one field.
  • Foreign Language through the 202 level: 12 credits   

Total Credits: 54

Summary of credit requirements:

  • Major Requirements: 36
  • Distribution Requirements: 54
  • Free Electives: 30
  • Total credits: 120

University Studies requirements

The University Studies component of the Engaged Community is defined primarily by a set of required courses in various areas. These areas are constructed so that students will be exposed to academic experiences that will help them achieve the outcomes in the UMD Commitment to Student Learning.  

University and college requirements for graduation

  • All BA candidates must complete these requirements
  • A total of 120 credits, including major courses, distribution courses, general education courses, university required courses, and free electives.
  • A minimum of 45 credits earned at UMass Dartmouth, regardless of how many credits are transferred from other schools (applies to transfer students). A maximum of 60 credits may be transferred from the combination of two-year schools and advanced placement.
  • At least 30 credits in advanced or specialized courses must be earned at UMass Dartmouth. These are courses at the 300 or 400 level in any department, including courses in Economics.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA in all courses.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA in all courses required for the major.
  • Not more than 8 withdrawals: transcript entries of W, WP, or WF   

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