B.S. Economics

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.S. in Economics.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MGT 2216 or MATH 1153 13
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 6 - ECON 2201 or ECON 2202 16
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

 “P” courses are equivalent to the original course.   

Major Requirements

ECON 2201Principles of Macroeconomics (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
ECON 2202Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 3301Macroeconomic Theory3
ECON 3302Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 4485Econometrics3
ECON 3384Mathematics for Economics3
FIN 4431Financial Modeling3
One of the following:3-4
Precalculus I: Algebra
Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
Choose one of the following:3
Economics of Health Care
Environmental Economics
Public Finance
State and Local Finance
6 credits of upper-division Economics courses6
MGT 2216Business Statistics (Fulfills General Education Objective 3)3
or MATH 1153 Statistical Reasoning
Total Credits36-37

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements (w/o Gen Eds)30-31
Upper Division Free Electives12
Free Electives 240-41
Total Credits120

A minimum of two courses (6 credits) must be taken to satisfy General Education Objective 6, and the courses must be selected from two different course prefixes. If ECON 2201 is taken, the second course must be from a different subject (ANTH, EDUC, HIST, etc.). Please see the General Education for more information.


Recommended electives for economics majors are political science, finance, mathematics, marketing, or other relevant courses depending upon the student's specific interests.

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education