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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics BA/MA


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Economics Undergraduate Core (24 credits)


Graduate Course Requirements


  • ECO 505 - Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 507 - Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 576 - Topics in Microeconomics
  • ECO 580 - Econometrics I
  • ECO 581 - Econometrics II
  • 15 credits of 500-level economics elective courses

Notes


  • Students can also obtain an Advanced Certificate with successful completion of a further 15 economics credits at the master’s degree level.
  • ECO 380LEC may be substituted with MTH 411LR or STA 301LEC and STA 301REC together with MTH 412LR or STA 302LEC and STA 302REC, or GEO 211LLB, or CIE 308LR.
  • ECO 495TUT or ECO 496TUT cannot be used toward the 8 credit any-level economics elective credit requirement.
  • ECO 505, ECO 507, and ECO 576 may be substituted with ECO 405LECECO 407LEC, and ECO 406LEC, respectively, with the permission of the Director of the MA program. A waiver exam may be taken for ECO 580 and ECO 581. Please contact the Assistant Director of the MA program for details. However, a total of 24 undergraduate economics major credits and 30 500-level credits are still required for the degree, even with specific course waivers.

Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 24


The 15 credits of 300/400-level ECO elective courses required for the BA are replaced with 500-level ECO courses of similar content for the combined BA/MA degree.

Additional Degree Requirements Include:


  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • At least 45 undergraduate elective credits

Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 105


Total Credits Required for Graduate Major: 30


Total Credits Required for Graduation: 135


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements


For BA:

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.000
  • A minimum Economics GPA of 2.500 in economics courses

For MA:

  • A minimum Economics GPA of 3.000
  • Passing the Microeconomics Comprehensive Exam and the Macroeconomics Comprehensive Exam

Program Distinction


A student in this major is eligible for Program Distinction upon degree conferral if the criteria are met. Criteria are found under Academic Honors in the Policy and Procedure section of this Catalog. Program Distinction is noted on the official transcript.

Curricular Plan


A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

Total Credits: 15


First Year Spring


Total Credits: 16


Second Year Fall


Total Credits: 16


Second Year Spring


Total Credits: 15


Third Year Fall


  • Communication Literacy 2 Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
     
  • ECO 505LEC - Microeconomic Theory Credits: 3 OR
  • ECO 507SEM - Macroeconomic Theory Credits: 3
     
  • ECO 580LEC - Econometrics 1 Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Third Year Spring


  • Pathway Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
     
  • ECO 507SEM - Macroeconomic Theory Credits: 3 OR
  • ECO 505LEC - Microeconomic Theory Credits: 3
     
  • ECO 581LEC - Econometrics 2 Credits: 3 

Total Credits: 15


Fourth Year Fall


  • Pathway Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Fourth Year Spring


Total Credits: 13


Fifth Year Fall


  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Total Credits Required: 135


Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all of the requirements of the BA/MA in Economics, the student will:

  • have a good working knowledge, at the master’s level, of the principles and terminology of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.
  • be able to read, evaluate, and interpret general economic information.
  • be able to understand and conduct applied econometrics.
  • have a sound knowledge of the subject areas covered by the elective courses
  • be able to communicate effectively both in written and oral forms.

 

(HEGIS: 22.04 ECONOMICS, CIP45.0601 Economics, General)

 

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