Jun 03, 2023  
2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Economics

Economics: International Studies Option (B.A.)

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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 120 semester hours

Core Requirements (See footnote 1)

Semester Hours required for the Economics: International Studies Option: 61-66 semester hours

Admission to the program requires a 2.0 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 ECN 3971 (or MAT 3701 or BUS 2810 or other equivalent courses subject to Economics Department approval), 3972 (or MAT 3702), 4689, 4801, and 4802, whether the course or its equivalent is taken at Eastern or at another school. 

The International Studies option comprises:

6-8 Semester Hours in the Following Math Courses:

18-21 Semester Hours in the Following Courses:

(Students must choose at least three different subject areas):

0-4 Semester Hours in Foreign Language at the Intermediate Level

Proficiency at the intermediate level of a Foreign Language or completion of courses in Foreign Language to include:


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

1 It 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.

2 Substitution of Business 2810, Mathematics 3701, 3702 or other equivalent courses for Economics 3971 or Economics 3972 counts towards the 33 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.

5 Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate standing; BUS 2101; BUS 3710 with C or better; ECN 2802G; BUS 3200 or ECN 3860; or permission of the Chair.

6 Prerequisites: Junior standing; BUS 3200 or ECN 3860 or permission of the instructor; and admission to the School of Business or permission of the Chair.

7 The MGT and FIN courses count as one subject area.

8 No more than six hours from Study Abroad will be counted towards completion of this option.

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