Studying Economics at Regis

Economics professor at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, working with student during a class.
The College of Business and Economics' program in Economics 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.
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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 (16-week semesters) 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).

Lower Division Requirements (22 credit hours)
AC 3200 Principles of Accounting I
AC 3210 Principles of Accounting II
EC 3200 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 3300 Principles of Microeconomics
MT 270 Introduction to Statistics
MT 360A Calculus I
POL 231 (or POL 241) Introduction to International Relations (or Introduction to Comparative Politics and Government)
Upper Division Requirements (24 credit hours)
24 upper division credit hours of Economics courses which must include:
EC 4100 Microeconomic Theory
EC 4110 Macroeconomic Theory
EC 4120 Econometrics
Upper Division Electives (12 credit hours)
A minimum of six credit hours in each of two of the following areas: Quantitative skills, financial economics, or economic policy.
Optional Minor (0 - 12 credit hours)
General Electives (19 - 31 credit hours)
If a minor is completed: 19 credit hours
If a minor is not completed: 31 credit hours
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 120 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be reflected in the list above, and prospective students should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates. Current business students, contact an Academic Advisor.

How to Apply

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Tuition

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