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Economics BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 22.04 ECONOMICS, CIP: 45.0603 Econometrics and Quantitative Economics)

Department of Economics

415 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1520

Alex Anas, Ph.D.

Joanne Song McLaughlin, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Winston Chang, Ph.D.
Director of the Master's Program

Associated Programs

Completing the Economics BS Program

Completion of the economics major requires successful completion of:

  • 4 credits of prerequisite, MTH 121, or MTH 131, or MTH 141
  • 44 credits of economics required courses
  • 15 credits of upper-level (300- or 400-level) economics elective courses from the approved list

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.000
  • A minimum Economics GPA of 2.500
  • Successful completion of prerequisite, required, and economics elective courses
  • Successful completion of UB requirements

Academic Advice

Students interested in a joint major program or combined degree program should consult the Undergraduate Advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics.

Advising is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advising Services and by the Department of Economics.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer credits may be applied towards ECO 181 and ECO 182. Students who seek transfer credit should begin the articulation process on Transfer Articulation and University Requirements at UB System (TAURUS).

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring that will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Residency Requirement

A student must complete a minimum of 30 undergraduate credit hours (the equivalent of one full year of study) at the University at Buffalo in order to earn a degree from the university.

Prerequisite Courses

MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I, or MTH 131 Math Analysis for Management, or MTH 141 College Calculus I.

Required Courses

ECO 181 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECO 380 Economic Statistics and Data Analysis
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory 1
ECO 406 Microeconomic Theory 2
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory
ECO 426 Financial Economics
ECO 443 Labor Economics
ECO 451 Mathematics for Economists
ECO 461 Economic Fluctuation and Forecasting
ECO 467 Economics and Game Theory
ECO 469 Industrial Organization
ECO 480 Econometrics 1
ECO 481 Econometrics 2

Five upper-level electives from the following list:

Departmental Honors Requirements

The Department of Economics nominates majors who have completed (1) MTH 141, (2) MTH 142, (3) ECO 498 or 499 with a recommendation letter from the faculty who supervised the student, and (4) cumulative GPA in economics courses is at least 3.25 (Honors), 3.50 (High Honors) or 3.75 (Highest Honors) for the Departmental Honors Program.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Economics BS degree
Credits Required for Major63
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum39
Additional Credits Required for Electives18
Total Credits Required for Degree120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

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

Published: Nov 23, 2021 13:19:07