Economics, B.A./M.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 140

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 48


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 3.00

Program Code: A300/F300 Q431

  • Grades of C or better must be earned in each course in the major requirements and major support requirements.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Some courses required for the major may also fulfill University General Education and/or Dodge College of Arts & Sciences Requirements.

Major Requirements

ECON 1113Principles of Economics-Macro3
ECON 1123Principles of Economics-Micro3
ECON 2843Elements of Statistics3
ECON 3113Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 3133Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
Economics Electives
Chose four courses (12 hours) from the Accelerated Economics Electives course list (9 hours shared with Graduate Component)12
Research Component 1
Choose one of the following (hours shared with Graduate component):2-3
Research in Economic Problems
A course including a research paper to be submitted to Graduate Advisor
Total Credit Hours30

Major Support Requirements

Choose one of the following:3-4
Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Differential and Integral Calculus I
Choose one of the following:3-4
Calculus II for Business, Life and Social Sciences
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
Differential and Integral Calculus II
Total Credit Hours6-8

 GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Graduate Core
ECON 5023Statistics for Decision Making 13
ECON 5033Managerial Economics I 13
ECON 5043Managerial Economics II 13
Graduate Electives
Choose four courses12
Shared Hours
Minimum of 11 hours shared coursework from the Undergraduate degree requirements11
Total Credit Hours32

Accelerated Economics BA/MA Electives Course List

ECON 4223Econometric Analysis3
ECON 4353Public Finance: Issues and Taxation3
ECON 4513The Economics of Discrimination3
ECON 5123Advanced Price and Welfare Theory3
ECON 5153Mathematical Economics I3
ECON 5173Urban and Regional Analysis3
ECON 5213Advanced Econometrics3
ECON 5243Econometrics II3
ECON 5313Advanced Industrial Organization3
ECON 5853World Economic Development3

General Education and College Requirements

Courses for fulfillment of General Education and Dodge College of Arts & Sciences requirements must be from the approved General Education course list published in the Class Schedule or at http://www.ou.edu/gened/coursesCourses graded P/NP will not apply.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition (6 hours)
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-13 hours in the same language)
The college requirement cannot be met by high school coursework.
Beginning Course0-5
Beginning Course, continued0-5
Intermediate Course (2000 level) 1,20-3
Mathematics (3 hours)
Choose one course from the General Education Mathematics list3
Core Area II: Natural Science (7 hours, including one laboratory component)
Biological Science
Choose an approved General Education Natural Science course with one of the following prefixes: BIOL, HES, MBIO, or PBIO 13-4
Physical Science
Choose an approved General Education Natural Science course with one of the following prefixes: AGSC, ASTR, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, GPHY, METR, or PHYS 13-4
Core Area III: Social Science (6 hours)
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course from the General Education Social Science list3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities (18 hours)
Artistic Forms
Choose one course from the General Education Artistic Forms list3
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
Choose one course from the General Education Western Culture list (excluding HIST 1483/1493)3
World Culture
Choose one course from the General Education World Culture list3
Additional Core IV Upper-Division Arts & Humanities courses
Choose one course from Artistic Forms, Western Culture, or World Culture 1,33
Choose one course from Artistic Forms, Western Culture, or World Culture 1,33
Core Area V: First Year Experience (3 hours)
Choose one course3
Total Credit Hours56

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including 48 upper-division hours.

Information Concerning General Rules, Regulations and Minimum Requirements

Arts and Sciences Hours: At least 80 semester hours of liberal arts and sciences courses are required for a BA degree. At least 55 semester hours of liberal arts and sciences courses are required for a BS degree.
Pass/No Pass Enrollment: A maximum of 16 semester hours of free elective credit may be attempted under this option.
Individual Studies (e.g., courses titled “Independent Study”): A maximum of 12 total semester hours may be counted toward graduation, excluding Honors Reading and Honors Research.
P.E. Courses: No physical education activity courses will be counted toward the 120 semester hours of acceptable credit for graduation.
Senior Institution Hours: A minimum of 60 semester hours applied toward graduation must be earned at senior (4-year) institutions.
Residency:

  • At least 15 of the final 30 hours applied toward the degree or at least 50 percent of the hours required by the institution in the major field must be satisfactorily completed at the awarding institution.
  • At least 15 semester hours of upper-division major work must be completed in residence at OU.
  • OU correspondence courses are not considered resident credit.

Grade Point Averages: Students must earn a minimum over all 2.00 for each of the following: Combined Retention GPA (all college grades), OU Retention GPA, GPA for all major courses, and GPA for all major courses taken at OU. Some schools and departments of the College have higher minimum grade point averages required for their students.
Special Degrees: Students may qualify for an Honors degree (cum Laude, Magna cum Laude, or Summa cum Laude) by completing specific requirements of the Honors College. A degree will be earned with Distinction if the student completes at least 60 semester hours at OU with at least a 3.60 combined retention GPA and OU retention GPA. A degree will be earned with Special Distinction if the student completes at least 60 semester hours at OU with at least a 3.90 combined retention GPA and OU retention GPA.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

This plan shows one possible grouping of courses that would allow students to graduate in four years. Please refer to the front of the degree checksheet for official requirements. Students must consult with Dodge College of Arts and Sciences and/or Department of Economics academic advisors to verify that courses selected each semester fulfill the recommended plan and satisfy University, College of Arts and Sciences, and Economics major requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ECON 1113 Principles of Economics-Macro 3
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
Math Major Support (Core I Math) 3
General Education Western Culture (Core IV) 3
General Education First Year Experience (Core V) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECON 1123 Principles of Economics-Micro 3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
Math Major Support 3
General Education Artistic Forms (Core IV) 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore
First Semester
ECON 2843 Elements of Statistics 3
Beginning Language (Core I) 5
General Education Natural Science with Lab (Core II) 4
Free Elective, lower-division 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECON 3113 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government 3
Beginning Language continued (Core I) 5
General Education Natural Science without lab (Core II) 3
Free Elective, lower-division 2
 Credit Hours16
Junior
First Semester
ECON 3133 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
General Education Arts & Humanities (Core IV), upper-division and outside major 3
Intermediate Language 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 2
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000 level) 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECON Elective, (3000-4000 level) 3
Free Elective, lower- or upper-division 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000 level) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000 level) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000 level) 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
ECON 5033 Managerial Economics I 3
Shared ECON Elective, (4000-5000 level, with graduate credit) 3
General Education Arts & Humanities (Core IV), upper-division and outside major 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000 level) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000 level) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ECON 5023 Statistics for Decision Making 3
Shared ECON Elective, (4000-5000 level, with graduate credit) 3
General Education World Culture (Core IV) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000 level) 3
Free Elective, upper-division (3000-4000 level) 2
 Credit Hours14
Fifth Year
First Semester
ECON 5043 Managerial Economics II 3
ECON 5940 Research in Economic Problems 2
Shared ECON Elective, (4000-5000 level, with graduate credit) 3
Graduate Elective (5000-6000 level) 3
 Credit Hours11
Second Semester
Graduate Elective (5000-6000 level) 3
Graduate Elective (5000-6000 level) 3
Graduate Elective (5000-6000 level) 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours140