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2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog 
2010-2011 Denver Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics BA

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Requirements for Major

Students majoring in economics for the BA degree must declare such by the time they have completed 60 semester hours and complete a minimum of 40 semester hours in economics. The minimum grade in each UC Denver economics course is a C- (1.7), except that one D- in one economics elective is allowed. A GPA of 2.5 in economics courses taken at UC Denver is required to graduate. No pass/fail grades may count toward the major.

Program Requirements

Required Economics Courses

Total: 25 Hours


Economics Courses

Any five 3-semester-hour courses taken in economics may satisfy this requirement, other than internships and independent studies which require the approval of the department chair.

Political Science Course

One political science course. Suggested courses include but are not limited to P SC 1101, American Political System, and PSC 3022, Introduction to Comparative Politics.

Electives Total: 18 Hours

Major Total: 43 Hours


Graduating seniors must submit the three best papers that the student wrote in any three separate courses taken in the Department of Economics at UC Denver for the outcomes assessment of the economics program. The three papers should be handed in at one time in a folder to the economics office, before the first day of the month in which the student plans to graduate.

At least six of the major courses (18 semester hours), including at least three courses out of ECON 3801, 4071, 4081, 4091 and 4811, must be taken from economics faculty on the Downtown Campus.

Once a student has enrolled at UC Denver, no courses in the major may be taken outside the Downtown Campus economics department without permission from the undergraduate advisor. No math is formally required, except for the college algebra prerequisite for ECON 3801. Students desiring a recommendation to a graduate school in economics, however, should consult with economics faculty regarding additional mathematics courses.


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