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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics BA

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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.

Program Delivery

  •   This is an on-campus program.

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 40 ECON credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 18 upper division (3000-level and above) ECON credit hours.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to major requirements.
  4. Students must complete all major courses taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to major requirements with a minimum grade of C- (1.7). Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 33 ECON credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. A minimum of 12 of the 18 upper division credit hours required must be completed with 4000 level and above courses.
  2. One D- in one ECON elective is allowed.
  3. Only courses taken at CU Denver will apply in the GPA calculation.
  4. All courses other than ECON 2012 and ECON 2022 require written department approval to be transferred in as satisfying major requirements.
  5. Any courses taken in Economics may satisfy the elective requirement, other than internships and independent studies which require the approval of the department chair.
  6. (MATH 2411 - Calculus II or MATH 2421 - Calculus III with a grade of B or higher will satisfy the ECON 3801 requirement. If a student completes ECON 3801, and then subsequently or concurrently completes before completing MATH 2411, with a grade of B or higher, ECON 3801 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 with a B or better, then ECON 3801 taken subsequently cannot be counted as an elective.)

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