Bachelor of Arts in Economics
The major in Economics requires 34 hours and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Students in this major are required to pursue a second major or a minor. This major is very flexible and pairs well with many other majors and minors on campus.
To be admitted into the Economics major students must have earned a minimum of 60
hours (with at least 12 hours completed at WKU) with the overall GPA of at least 2.0.
Additionally, students must complete the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.0:
|B.A. IN ECONOMICS ADMISSION COURSES (12 hours)|
|MATH 123||Mathematical Applications for Business*|
|CIS 141||Basic Computer Literacy|
|ECON 202||Microeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course)|
|ECON 203||Macroeconomics Principles (may count as Colonnade Explorations Course)|
*All WKU students, regardless of their major, must complete a Quantitative Reasoning course such as Math 116 or MATH 123 as a part of their Colonnade requirements. The requirement is waived if a student scored at least 26 on Math section of ACT or 610 on Math SAT.
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, students must complete the following courses:
|ECONOMICS MAJOR COURSES (22 hours)|
|ECON 302||Microeconomic Theory|
|ECON 303||Macroeconomic Theory|
or ECON 480
| Regression and Econometric Analysis or
| 300- and 400-level ECON courses not already required for the major.
Some courses may count as Colonnade Connections courses
|ECON 499||Senior Assessment (1 hour)|