The department's Bachelor of Arts degree offers a wide background in economics. Requirements for a B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences may be met with either quantitative or foreign language requirements. Additionally, economics is a supporting department for both the environment and society and gerontology minors offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. (Visit the Department of Economics in the College of Business.)
The arts and sciences major in economics currently requires five specific courses in economics, plus six other courses beyond the principles level, chosen in consultation with your advisor. The degree has a choice of options between foreign language and quantitative skills, and alternatives within the major.
Students should become familiar with other academic requirements of the Department of Economics, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and Clarion University as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog. Your university requirements are in the CU catalog, as updated for the year of your entrance to CU. Your CAS requirements date from your entrance into arts and sciences, if that date is different.
A. Required Economics Courses: . . . . 15 sh
ECON 211: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 212: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 310: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECON 311: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 490: History of Economic Thought
B. Elective Economics Courses: . . . . 18 sh
In consultation with a department advisor, select six courses for a total of 18 credits from any 300- and 400-level economics courses
C. Additional required courses: . . . . 12 sh
a. PS 210 and PS 211
b. One course from HIST 120 or HIST 121
c. One course from ANTH 211, SOC 211, or PSY 211
D. In addition, the B.A. degree requires a competency in one of the following:
Foreign language the student must pass the final exam for the second year (Intermediate II or an equivalent thereof)
Quantitative skills the student must take ECON 221, ECON 222, and demonstrate mathematic competency on the level of MATH 232 or MATH 270
To help prepare our students to function in a rapidly shrinking world, the Economics Department offers the following international courses:
Comparative Economic Systems
International Economic Relations
International Technology Transfer and Multinational Corporations
For those students interested in the global environment, international internships are available to Clarion University students, with proficiency in a foreign language. The minor in international business is also available to supplement the B.A. degree.