Economic problems center around the allocation of scarce resources to provide goods and services for society. The major program in Economics is to provide students with the analytical tools, problem solving ability, and insight necessary to address such fundamental questions. Students are trained to analyze business and financial conditions, wage and tax policies and international trade, and to understand theories explaining causes of unemployment and inflation.
Students majoring in Economics may earn either a B.A. or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences, or a B.S. degree in the Farmer School of Business. The same core Economics courses are taken by all three majors, and the choice between the three depends upon your academic interests and career goals. The Business major provides students with a strong background in the fundamental skills and knowledge of business. The B.A. in Arts and Sciences major receives a more traditional liberal education. The B.S. in Arts and Science, the Quantitative Economics major, requires six additional hours of economics and twenty hours of related courses in mathematics, statistics, or decision sciences.
Miami Plan and School of Business Requirements
Economics Course Requirements for Bachelor's Degree Program - B.S. in Business and B.A.
All of these:
For Students Entering Miami during the 2001-02 school year or later:
For the B.S. in Quantitative Economics
Must take 36 total hours in Economics including ECO 414 or ECO 465. ECO 465 is taught infrequently, so to replace it you may choose one additional Economics or Mathematics course (alternative courses must be approved by the Departmental Chief Advisor, ideally before the student enrolls in the course).
The B.S. in Quantitative Economics also requires related courses in Mathematics and Statistics. See here for the related course requirements.
The Economics Department strongly suggests that you consult your academic advisor before choosing your additional hours.
Advanced Courses in Economics