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  Aug 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

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Economics (B.A./B.S.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact
Eluned Jones, Department Head
Department of Economics
DePuy Military Hall
605-688-4141
E-mail: eluned.jones@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/economics
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Program Information
The major in Economics provides rigorous training in economic theory and quantitative methods. Students develop analytical and critical-thinking skills, and are well trained for careers in policy analysis, business, or for future graduate study. The major allows students to customize their program of study by choosing electives in economics, business, accounting, agricultural economics, or entrepreneurship. This program also provides strong preparation for students pursuing a graduate degree in economics  or a related field. 

Student Learning Outcomes
Economics graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of concepts of economics that underlie the global economy;
  • Demonstrate the application of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods from economics to decision-making;
  • Interpret and articulate analysis and decisions orally and in writing to diverse audiences; and
  • Demonstrate the capacity to evaluate ethical matters within the context of the discipline.

Course Delivery Format
The program offers courses on campus, with limited online coursework, usually during the summer.

Requirements for Economics Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences

System General Education Requirements


College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


  • One declared minor outside of the major prefix OR a second major OR a teaching specialization. The minor may be a traditional minor within one department or it may be interdisciplinary involving more than one department. The minor can be in a different college. The minor must be declared no later than the student’s third semester of enrollment.
  • Capstone course in the major discipline
  • Upper division coursework Credits: 33
Bachelor of Arts Requirements: 9+
Bachelor of Science Requirements: 13+

System General Education and/or major coursework may satisfy some or all of the above requirements. Consult program advisor for details. See the College of Arts and Sciences  for additional information about Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science specifications.

Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


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