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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Major
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- CU Denver General Graduation Requirements
- CU Denver Core Curriculum
- College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Graduation Requirements
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- Students must complete a minimum of 40 ECON credit hours.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 upper division (3000-level and above) ECON credit hours.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all major courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative major GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the major GPA. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis will not count towards the major.
- Students must complete a minimum of 33 ECON credit hours, including ECON 4811 Introduction to Econometrics, with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- A minimum of 12 of the 18 upper division credit hours required must be completed with 4000 level and above courses.
- Only courses taken at CU Denver will apply in the GPA calculation.
- All courses other than ECON 2012 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics and ECON 2022 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics require written department approval to be transferred in as satisfying major requirements.
- Any courses taken in Economics may satisfy the elective requirement, other than internships and independent studies which require the approval of the department chair. Students must take at least six of the courses for the major from CU Denver faculty, including ECON 4811 Introduction to Econometrics. Once a student has enrolled at CU Denver, no more courses in the major can be taken outside the CU Denver Economics Department. This includes courses offered at Metropolitan State University. The department reserves the right to require a demonstration of competence for any core courses not taken from CU Denver faculty.
- MATH 2411 Calculus II or MATH 2421 Calculus III with a grade of B or higher will satisfy the ECON 3801 Introduction to Mathematical Economics requirement. If a student completes ECON 3801 Introduction to Mathematical Economics, and then subsequently or concurrently completes before completing MATH 2411 Calculus II, with a grade of B or higher, ECON 3801 Introduction to Mathematical Economics will be counted as an Economics 3000-level elective but will not be used as an elective for evaluation of Honors. However, if a student has already completed MATH 2411 Calculus II with a B or better, then ECON 3801 Introduction to Mathematical Economics taken subsequently cannot be counted as an elective.
|Take all of the following required courses:||22|
|ECON 2012||Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 2022||Principles of Economics: Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 3801||Introduction to Mathematical Economics (See restrictions above)||3|
|ECON 3811||Statistics with Computer Applications||4|
|ECON 4071||Intermediate Microeconomic Theory||3|
|ECON 4081||Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory||3|
|ECON 4811||Introduction to Econometrics||3|
|Take six three-credit-hour courses in economics at the 3000-level or 4000-level; a minimum of four of these courses must be at the 4000-level.||18|
|Internships and independent studies require approval of the department chair in order to be given credit as an economics course.|
|ECON 3050||Decision Making||3|
|ECON 3100||Economics of Race and Gender||3|
|ECON 3300||Economics of Crime and Punishment||3|
|ECON 3366||Managerial Economics||3|
|ECON 3400||Economics of Sex and Drugs||3|
|ECON 3415||Issues in International Trade and Finance||3|
|ECON 3770||Issues in Economic Development||3|
|ECON 4001||Topics in Economics||3|
|ECON 4030||Data Analysis with SAS||3|
|ECON 4050||Special Economic Problems||3|
|ECON 4090||History of Economic Thought||3|
|ECON 4110||Money and Banking||3|
|ECON 4150||Economic Forecasting||3|
|ECON 4210||Public Finance||3|
|ECON 4240||Economic Policy Analysis||3|
|ECON 4310||Managerial Economics||3|
|ECON 4318||Urban Economics||3|
|ECON 4320||Financial Economics||3|
|ECON 4410||International Trade||3|
|ECON 4420||International Finance||3|
|ECON 4430||Economic Growth||3|
|ECON 4461||Economic Incentives||3|
|ECON 4530||Economics of Natural Resources||3|
|ECON 4540||Environmental Economics||3|
|ECON 4550||Game Theory and Economic Applications||3|
|ECON 4610||Labor Economics||3|
|ECON 4640||Sports Economics||3|
|ECON 4660||Health Economics.||3|
|ECON 4670||Economics of Population and Growth||3|
|ECON 4740||Industrial Organization||3|
|ECON 4770||Development Economics||3|
|ECON 4812||Advanced Econometric Methods||3|
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