Studying Economics at Regis

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The traditional College of Business and Economics’ program provides the theoretical foundation for the practical and applied courses offered in the business curriculum. Traditional students discover how the economic system functions, including how government budgetary and monetary policies affect levels of unemployment, inflation, and economic growth.

Economics (Traditional)

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Economics is the study of how the economic system functions on a number of different levels. Macroeconomics is the study of the entire economy, and how government budgetary and monetary policies affect levels of unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. Microeconomics is the study of why individuals and firms make the decisions they do about what to produce, how much to produce, and what prices to charge. International economics integrates these two areas to explain issues of international trade and international finance.

Economics complements business in that economists are interested in why individuals and firms behave the way they do, rather than in finding ways for specific individuals or firms to increase their own welfare or profits. Economics provides the theoretical foundation for most of the practical and applied courses offered in the business curriculum.

Majors in economics find jobs in business and government. Many go on to law school or graduate work—at the graduate level economics is increasingly mathematics oriented, and provides a field of study ideal for students interested in the application of mathematics to social issues and problems such as labor relations, economic forecasting, environmental issues, and economic development throughout the world.

Program Requirements

College of Business and Economics students in the traditional program must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about traditional Core Studies can be found here (Regis College). 

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the traditional B.S. in Economics. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements  (25 credit hours)
AC 320A Principles of Accounting I (3 ch)
AC 320B Principles of Accounting II (3 ch)
EC 320/EC 320C Principles of Macroeconomics (3 ch)
EC 330 Principles of Microeconomics (3 ch)
BA 250 Introduction to Business (3 ch)
MT 270/MT 270C Introduction to Statistics (3 ch)
BA 282 Introduction to Information Systems Concepts (3 ch)
MT 360A Calculus 1 (3 ch)
Upper Division Requirements  (24 credit hours)

24 upper division credit hours of Economics courses which must include:
EC 410 Microeconomic Theory (3 ch)
EC 411 Macroeconomic Theory (3 ch)
EC 425 Econometrics (3 ch)
Upper division electives 15 credit hours

How to Apply

Take the next step to receiving a values-based education at Regis by visiting our admissions page to learn more about application deadlines, checklists, and applying college credit (AP, IB) to your degree.

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