Studying Economics at Regis
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.
Anderson College of Business 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)
||Principles of Accounting I
||Principles of Accounting II
||Principles of Macroeconomics
||Principles of Microeconomics
||Introduction to Statistics
|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:
||Capstone Project (3 credit hours)
|Upper Division Electives (12 credit hours)
|A minimum of six credit hours in each of two of the following areas:
Quantitative skills: Students in this specialization area will choose two upper division mathematics (MT) courses, such as linear algebra, probability and statistics, differential equations, and financial mathematics.
Financial economics: Students in this specialization area will choose two finance courses, such as fundamentals of investments, capital markets, money and banking, risk and insurance and international finance.
Economic policy: Students in this specialization area will choose two policy-oriented courses offered by the economics and political economy faculty, which in the past included public, finance, environmental economics, poverty and income inequality.
|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.