Economics Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics


Requirements to Graduate

A minimum of 120 credits are required to complete this degree. This includes:

  • 42 upper-division (300 and 400-level) credits
  • 30 upper-division credits completed through Colorado State University

The number of courses needed for completion of the program depends on:

CSU's composition requirement should be met in your first semester after admission. Students must satisfy CSU's admission requirement in mathematics.


The curriculum listed below is intended to inform prospective students about the overall theme of the program and should not be used as an example program of study. Students need to consult their advisor to develop a degree completion plan based on the credits transferred into this program. You have the option to use the TransferologyTM website to conduct a self-review of your potential transfer courses. This tool will assist you in seeing how your previous college coursework may transfer to CSU.

Major Requirements

All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) – 31 credits

Students are strongly encouraged to select AUCC courses in consultation with their academic advisor. The following courses are required as part of the 31 required AUCC credits for the economics degree:

Required Courses – 18 credits

Additional Required Course – 3 credits (Either as Required)

Restricted Electives – 12 credits

Choose any four courses from the following list. A minimum of two courses must be at the upper-division (300 and 400)-level.

Electives – 22 to 35 credits

In consultation with your academic advisor, choose courses in any discipline. Students must earn a total of 42 upper division (300 and 400-level) credits.

Degree Minor (21 to 24 credits)

Choose an approved minor.

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