Oct 31, 2020  
2018-2019 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Economics

Economics (B.A.)

Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Major (See footnote 1)

Semester Hours required for the Economics Major: 42-44 semester hours

Admission to the program requires a 2.25 GPA in Economics course work with at least six semester hours of Economics earned.  Graduation from this program requires at least a “C” in each of Economics 3971 (or Mathematics 3701 or Business 2810 or other equivalent courses subject to Economics Department approval), 3972 (or Mathematics 3702), 4689, 4801, and 4802, whether the course or its equivalent is taken at Eastern or at another school. 

An accelerated BA/MA program for this major is available. Detailed information is available in the Graduate School catalog: http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=36&poid=5546&returnto=1643

The Economics major comprises:

36 Hours in Economics Courses (See footnote 2)

36 hours in Economic courses (excluding 2800G) including the following required coursework:

6-8 Semester Hours in the following Math courses:


(Major GPA based on all economics courses taken at EIU.)

1It is strongly recommended that students complete Mathematics 2110G (or 1441G) and 2120G (or 2550) before enrolling in Economics courses numbered 4750 or above. Mathematics 1441G, 2550, 3701, and 3702 are recommended for those students who wish to enter Ph.D. programs in Economics. It is also strongly recommended that prospective Ph.D. students complete the entire calculus sequence by following Mathematics 1441G with Mathematics 2442 and 2443 which are the prerequisites for Mathematics 3701 and 3702, as well as the differential equations sequence, Mathematics 3501 and 3502.

2Substitution of Business 2810, Mathematics 3701, 3702 or other equivalent courses for Economics 3971 or Economics 3972 counts towards the 36 semester hours required in Economics courses. 

3 Or Mathematics 3701 or Business 2810 or other equivalent courses subject to Economics Department approval.

4 Or Mathematics 3702.