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BS in Economics
(37 hours*)



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  1. The Economics Department requires a minimum of 21 hours in the major to be taken in residency at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  2. Major courses: complete the following with a grade of C– or better:
      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 110 : Economic Principles and Problems. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Strengths and weaknesses of markets and governments for solving problems of social organization or conflict, including policy response to inflation, unemployment, pollution, poverty, growth, etc.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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      : Honors Economic Principles and Problems.
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      ECON 378 : Statistics for Economists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 378 : Statistics for Economists. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: ECON 110 & MATH 112
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to matrix algebra and statistics in preparation for regression analysis. Other topics include: probability, random variables, density and distribution functions, estimation, hypothesis testing.

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        (or equivalent)
      ECON 380 : Intermediate Price Theory 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 380 : Intermediate Price Theory 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: ECON 110 & MATH 112
      DESCRIPTION: Producer, consumer, and equilibrium theories; mathematical techniques of unconstrained and constrained optimization introduced and applied extensively.

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      ECON 381 : Intermediate Macroeconomics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 381 : Intermediate Macroeconomics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: ECON 110 & MATH 112; Math 112 can be concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Intermediate macroeconomic theory, emphasizing income, unemployment, and price-level analysis.

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      ECON 382 : Intermediate Price Theory 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 382 : Intermediate Price Theory 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: ECON 378 & ECON 380; or STAT 201 & MATH 313 & ECON 380
      DESCRIPTION: Welfare theory, imperfect information, imperfect competition, uncertainty, externalities, and public goods.

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      ECON 388 : Introduction to Econometrics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ECON 388 : Introduction to Econometrics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: ECON 378 & ECON 380; or STAT 201 & MATH 313 & ECON 380
      DESCRIPTION: Mathematical and statistical techniques used in estimating, predicting, and testing hypotheses associated with quantifiable economic relationships.

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      Note: Stat 201 and Math 313 may be substituted for Econ 378.

  3. Supporting courses: complete the following:
      MATH 112 : Calculus 1. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Differential and integral calculus: limits; continuity; the derivative and applications; extrema; the definite integral; fundamental theorem of calculus; L'Hopital's rule.

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      : Honors Calculus 1.
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      Note 1: A university calculus course such as Math 112 or 113 is strongly recommended. Deferred students are encouraged to take a refresher math course such as Eng T 295R before or concurrent with Econ 378, 380, or 381.

      Note 2: For students contemplating graduate work in economics, the 500-level economics courses plus Math 113, 313, and 314 are strongly recommended.

  4. Complete at least 12 credit hours from the following courses:
  5. Complete at least 3 credit hours from the following courses:

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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