Apr 15, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics, BS


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See Pre-Business Program  in the College of Business.

Program Description


A bachelor's degree in Economics provides a thorough understanding of business, society, and public policy and prepares students for a wide range of careers. By combining general education courses and a strong course of study in economics, students can prepare for graduate studies in business, law, or any of the social sciences, as well as for careers in business and government.

The Bachelor of Science program emphasizes business applications. It requires 31 credit hours in economics, which should be satisfied by completing ECON 2110 , ECON 2120 , and 25 credits of coursework above the sophomore level. Bachelor of Science majors must complete ECON 4050  in addition to ECON 3140  and ECON 3150 . Students wishing to change majors into the Bachelor of Science program in Economics must have a 2.0 or higher Clemson/Bridge cumulative grade-point average.

Minors

A minor field is required of students in both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degree programs. Economics majors may choose, in consultation with their advisors, any of the College-approved Minors .

Students who wish to combine the curriculum in Economics with secondary-school teaching should take the degree in Education with a teaching area in Economics. The courses taken will be those required for teaching certification as specified by the South Carolina Department of Education, as well as those required for an Economics major.

Combined Bachelor's/Master's Plan

The Department of Economics allows students to count up to 12 hours of graduate credit (8000-level courses) toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees. Students participating in this program must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.4 and be admitted to the Graduate School prior to registering for graduate courses. Details of the suggested curriculum and program information are available from the Department of Economics http://clemson.edu/business/economics.

Dual Degree Program with Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium

The Economics Department has a dual degree program with the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. Students spend one semester taking courses at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands and two semesters at UCL in Louvain la Neuve, Belgium. The instruction at Maastricht is in English, and the instruction at UCL is in French. After returning to Clemson to complete their studies, students will earn bachelor degrees from both Clemson and UCL. Students must be proficient in French to participate in the program. Interested students should contact the Department of Economics at http://clemson.edu/business/economics for information.

Program Requirements


Pre-Business Freshman Curriculum


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Notes:


1* Freshman core curriculum class. Students must complete core classes before submitting an Undergraduate Change of Program/Major request from Pre-Business to a business major.

2* The following sequences are acceptable: MATH 1020 /MATH 2070 , MATH 1060 /MATH 1080 , MATH 1060 /MATH 2070 . For each of the four-credit-hour courses taken, one credit will be applied toward the elective credit-hour requirement. Students considering a graduate degree in Economics or related fields should take MATH 1060 /MATH 1080 .

3* See General Education Requirements .

Additional Curriculum


Sophomore Year


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 6 Credits
  • Elective 6 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 9 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 5
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 5 Credits
Credit Hours: 14

Total Credits: 120


Footnotes


1 Students who complete a minor in Accounting, Financial Management, or Management must complete three hours of electives to replace the ACCT 2010 , FIN 3060 , or MGT 2010  requirement in the Economics major.

2 Students considering a graduate degree in Economics or related fields should take MATH 3020 .

3 See General Education Requirements . Note: Cross-Cultural Awareness Requirement may be satisfied by other General Education courses.

4 FIN 3110  is recommended for Students minoring in Financial Management.

5 Three credit hours must be selected from ECON 3440 , ECON 3500 , ECON 3600 , ECON 4020 , ECON 4040 , ECON 4100 , ECON 4240 , ECON 4260 , ECON 4350 , ECON 4550 . Note: Only ECON courses numbered 3160 and above may be used to satisfy the Major Requirement.

Note: At least 50 percent of the total credits taken in ACCT, ECON, FIN, LAW, MGT, and MKT must be taken at Clemson University.

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