Bachelor of Arts Requirements

Economics Major (B.A.)

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements.

B. College and Degree (B.A.) Requirements (18-19 hours)

The College and Bachelor of Arts requirements are in addition to the University General Education Program requirements.

C. The Major (30 hours)

Completion of 30 semester hours, including ECON 2010, 2020, 3310, 3320, and 18 additional upper division semester hours in economics courses as approved by the department advisor.

D. Electives

Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120.

Economics Minor

To receive a minor in Economics, a student is required to take 12 upper-division hours in economics, 3 hours of which must be either Microeconomic Theory (ECON 3310) or Macroeconomic Theory (ECON 3320).

E. Honors Program

All students who receive a minimum grade of "B" in ECON 2010 or 2020 honors sections are eligible for the honors program. Entry to the program can also be obtained through the recommendation of a member of the faculty to the Economics Departmental Honors Committee. A student must maintain an average grade of at least 3.25 in economics to continue in the program and must have a minimum average grade of 3.5 in economics to graduate with honors in economics.

Honor students take special courses during the junior and senior years, particularly the honors sections of ECON 3310 and 3320, and write a senior research paper. Those students who complete the program and the regular college requirements will be recognized at the commencement ceremony by having their degree conferred “With Honors in Economics.” Moreover the student’s diploma and the record at the University of Memphis will reflect this accomplishment. Details of the program are available in the Economics Department office.