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Economics, B.A.


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Description


The Bachelor of Arts in Economics is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession. In addition, it provides a strong foundation for graduate study and research in the fields of economics, business, public policy and law. Students choosing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics often consider a dual major with other programs. 

Contact Information


318 Ansari Business Building,
(775) 784-6850

Major Advisor: Ted Oleson
318F Ansari Business Building,
(775) 784-4705

Website: http://www.unr.edu/business/academic-departments/economics

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement  if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units
Business Course Time Limit Coursework used to complete College of Business and Major  requirements must have been completed within the 10 years prior to the year of graduation.

I. University General Education Requirements (24-30 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course description.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO2


C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (6 units minimum) - CO4, CO4L


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO4/CO4L courses .

D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6


E. Silver Core Fine Arts (3 units) — CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (6 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9


B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10


The following courses count in the major requirement:

C. Global Context Course - CO11


The following courses count in the major requirement:

D. Ethics Course - CO12


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO12 courses .

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13


The following courses count in the major requirement:

F. Application Course - CO14


The following recommended courses can also be used in the major requirement:

III. Additional College Requirements (18-32 units)


A. Pre-Business Core (12 units)


B. Nonbusiness Course Requirements (6 units)


C. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Students with pre-existing language capabilities that satisfy the foreign language requirements will be required to replace those credits with sufficient approved electives to meet the minimum 120 total credit units required by the College of Business for graduation.

IV. Major Requirements (27 units)


At least 9 credits in the Economics major must be taken at the 400 level.

Select one International Economics course (3 units)


Select one Economics History course (3 units)


B. Economics electives numbered 300 - 499 (9 units)


These electives may include ECON 420 or ECON 489, which satisfy CO14.

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


VI. Electives (25-45 units)


Additional electives as necessary to reach 120 overall credits.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16 units)


  • (3 units) CO6
  • (3 units) *
  • (3 units) CO2 *
  • (3 units)
  • Foreign Language 111  (4 units)**
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  • Note(s):
    * English and Math course placement is based on test scores.  Students who are able to place in more advanced courses may take electives to replace the credits.

    ** Students must complete the equivalent of a fourth semester foreign language.  Students with pre-existing language capabilities that satisfy the foreign language requirements will be required to replace those credits with sufficient approved electives to meet the minimum 120 total credit units required by the College of Business for graduation. 

Spring Semester (16 Units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 Units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (13 Units)


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