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Why major in economics at Weber State?  

If you’re interested in examining any social science question using a quantitative, rigorous approach, general economics is for you. You will graduate with an expertise in data analysis and critical thinking, making you a highly valued employee in positions that require rigorous undergraduate training.

EXPERIENCE 
personal attention, excellent academics, targeted experience  


56k
Average salary Western US 

29:1
Small classes = personal attention

100%
Faculty Instruction = no TA's!

INTERNSHIPS
Excellent internships = experience!


WHAT WILL YOU LEARN 
in the economics program?  


You'll learn skills such as: tabulating and manipulating data/data analysis, research and analysis, finding and testing relationships, applying statistical methods and testing hypothesis, communication skills - written and oral, understanding and interpreting relationships between economic indicators. You'll also have opportunities to have hands-on experiences like: conducting comprehensive research with direct faculty interaction, opportunities to publish and present your work at conferences like: Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research and National Conference on Undergraduate Research.


A QUICK LOOK 
hours, GPA, delivery, grad maps, catalog, admissions & careers  



  • HOURS
     

    120 total hours. 
    40 Upper division required.


  • GPA
     

    C or higher in Math 1050
    C or higher in ENGL 2010
    C-  or higher for all Business Foundations courses
    2.5 cumulative GPA for Business Foundations courses
    2.5 overall university GPA


  • MINOR
     

    Not required for this major.

  • COURSE DELIVERY 

    • Some evenings
    • Some day
    • Some online

  • GRAD MAP

    Graduation MAPs (Major Academic Plans) show a semester-by-semester plan for taking all classes needed to earn your degree. 

    GRAD MAP 

  • COURSE REQUIREMENTS

    Explore all of the requirements to complete a degree in economics. Check the course year, requirements may change. 

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

  • ADMISSIONS

    The Goddard School has specific requirements for admissions to a program within the college. Check admissions requirements. 

    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS 


  • CAREERS & RESOURCES 

    Explore what you can do with an economics degree, current salaries, job demand, industries, and resources.

    ECONOMICS CAREERS & RESOURCES 

 


MAJOR CLASS REQUIREMENTS 
a quick look at the major course requirements in economics  


Note: This degree also requires the general education requirements and the core business curriculum. For a full breakdown, see the course requirements.

 

COURSE TITLE CREDITS PRE-REQ

ECON 2010 SS 

Principles of Microeconomics

3

(MATH 1010 or MATH 1050
or 1080 or 1210 with a “C” or higher grade).

ECON 2020 SS

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

(MATH 1010 or MATH 1050
or 1080 or 1210 with a “C” or higher grade).

ECON 2899

Economics Foundations and Admission Assessment

0

ECON 2010, ECON 2020, QUAN 2600.

ECON 4010

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

3

ECON 2010, ECON 2020 and BSAD 2899
or ECON 2899 and MATH 1050 or MATH 1080
or MATH 1210.

ECON 4020

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

3

ECON 2010, ECON 2020, QUAN 2400, and
BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899.

ECON 4970

Introduction to Research Methods

1

ECON 2899 or BSAD 2899.

ECON 4980 

Research Methods

3

ECON 4970, BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899,
QUAN 3610, ECON 4010 or ECON 4020.

QUAN 2400

Business Calculus

3

MATH 1050 or 1080 or 1210 with a “C” or higher
grade or equivalent as determined by the Math Department

QUAN 2600

Business Statistics I

3

MATH 1050 or 1080 or 1210 with a “C” or higher
grade or equivalent as determined by the Math Department.

QUAN 3610

Business Statistics II

3

QUAN 2600.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Upper Division Elective Courses (15 credit hours) SEE OPTIONS

FANTASTIC ECONOMICS FACULTY 
Take a look at the faculty in the department of economics  


 

  • Nazneen Ahmad 
    Econ 2020, 3120, 4020

  • Doris Geide-Stevenson

    Doris Geide-Stevenson
    Econ 3120, MBA 6410

  • Matt Gnagey

    Matt Gnagey 
    Econ 2010,  3300, 4970, Quan 2600

  • Therese Grijalva

    Therese Grijalva
    Econ 1010, 4970, Quan 2400

  • Andrew Keinsley
    Econ 2020,3200

  • Brandon Koford

    Brandon Koford
    Econ 2010, 4550 (chair)

  • Alvaro La Parra Perez

    Alvaro LaParra Perez
    Econ 1010, 1740, 4010

  • John Mukum Mbaku

    John Mukum Mbaku 
    Econ 2010, 4010, 4170

  • Sandeep Rangaraju

    Sandeep Rangaraju
    Econ 4020, 4560, Quan 2400

  • Gavin Roberts
    Econ 4330, 4980, Quan 3610

  • Jeff Steagall

    Jeff Steagall
    Econ 3110, Quan 3610

  • Mike Vaughan

    Mike Vaughan
    Econ 1010

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VIEW ALL GODDARD FACULTY  

WHAT ARE STUDENTS SAYING 
about the economics program?  


Students that study business economics often have several traits in common.  Many are natural leaders, unafraid to take risks, have a competitive spirit, ability to take initiative and have solid communication skills. 

  • Erin, ECONOMICS '17

    "The teachers are all friendly and they care about you and know you on a first name basis, I didn't feel that at the other school that I attended." 

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