2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Economics BA/MA - Program Requirements

Economics

415 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1520
716-645-2121
716-645-2127
www.economics.buffalo.edu
Alex Anas
Chair
Peter Morgan
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 22.04 ECONOMICS, CIP: 45.0601 Economics, General)

Completing the Economics BA/MA Program

Academic Requirements

Students must apply for and be accepted into both the undergraduate economics major and the MA in economics program.

Academic Advice

135 credit hours are required for the combined BA/MA degree: 105 credits at the undergraduate level, including 18 credits in economics and all university requirements, and 30 credits in economics at the graduate level. An additional 15 graduate credit hours are required to also obtain an Advanced Certificate in a specialization within economics.

Students should consult the directors of the undergraduate and MA programs as early as possible in their decision-making process, in order to develop a sequence of coursework that is appropriate to their interests and objectives.

Transfer Credit Policy

Economics majors must take at least four upper-level (300-level or higher) economics electives at the University at Buffalo, excluding ECO 495 or ECO 496. Transfer credit may be given towards the required courses or for ECO 181 or ECO 182, or for other economics electives. Students who seek transfer credit should consult the director of undergraduate studies in economics and provide documentation, such as course descriptions and syllabi, for each course for which credit is sought. Forms are available at 415 Fronczak Hall.

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 which 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.

Prerequisite Courses

One of the following: MTH 121, MTH 131, MTH 141
Any two economics courses (ECO 181 and EC0 182 are highly recommended)

Required Courses

ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory*
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory*
ECO 480 Econometrics I* (may substitute MTH 411-STA 302 or GEO 211-GEO 411 or EAS 305)
ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 507 Macroeconomic Theory
ECO 576 Topics in Microeconomics
ECO 580 Econometrics I
ECO 581 Econometrics II
Minimum of 8 undergraduate credits of economics electives at any level, excluding ECO 495 and ECO 496
One of the following: MTH 122, MTH 142
Five M.A. electives

*ECO 505, ECO 507 and ECO 576 may be substituted for ECO 405, ECO 407, and ECO 406 respectively with permission of the Director of the M.A. program. A waiver exam may be taken for ECO 580 and ECO 581; please contact the Assistant Director of the M.A. program for details. However, a total of 18 undergraduate Economics credits and 30 M.A. level credits are still required for the degree, even with specific course waivers.

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 26
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 30
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 39
Additional Credits Required for Electives 40
Total Credits Required for Degree 135


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.

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

View the Economics BA/MA Curricular Plan (PDF) which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

Refer to the Graduate School's policies and procedures manual for requirements for master's candidates.

Economics

415 Fronczak Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1520
716-645-2121
716-645-2127
www.economics.buffalo.edu
Alex Anas
Chair
Peter Morgan
Director of Undergraduate Studies
(HEGIS: 22.04 ECONOMICS, CIP: 45.0601 Economics, General)
Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:22 AM