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    For students entering in 2023-24
Economics (B.A.) Suggested 4-year Plan

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» Economics (B.A.): Suggested 4-year Plan for 2023-24

How to Use your 4-year Plan

  • This is a suggested 4-year plan for your major and not meant to replace regular academic advising.
  • The plan is flexible and can be changed to accommodate studying abroad, a second major/minor(s) or AP/IB credits.
  • You should work with an academic advisor to develop a plan that meets your interests and goals.
  • You must earn a minimum of 120 credits to graduate and 45 major-specific credits to earn a B.S. in Accounting.
  • Transfer students and those looking to add B.A. in Economics as a second major should contact the program advisor for degree planning.
  • If you have any questions, please contact argyrosadvising@chapman.edu.

Suggested 4-year Plan

  • We encourage you to select your General Education (GE) and minor/second major/Themed Inquiry/Honors program around the plan below. Once you fill your GE classes around your major classes, you will have a better idea of space remaining each semester when choosing your Exploration Focus.
  • To be enrolled full time, you must take at least 12 credits a semester.
  • In order to graduate within 4 years, we recommend you take 30 credits a year.

Year 1

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

  • MATH 110 - Single Variable Calculus I (3 credits)*
  • ECON 200 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)

Spring Semester (6 credits for major)

  • MGSC 209 - Introductory Business Statistics (3 credits)**
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

* If you need to take MATH 100 & MATH 100L, you can visit the Argyros Advising Office to reconfigure your plan. Also, you may substitute MATH 109 - Calculus with Applications in Business and Social Science (3 credits) for MATH 110 - Single Variable Calculus I (3 credits). However, students planning to pursue graduate studies in economics are strongly advised to take MATH 110 and additional mathematics courses under the guidance of their advisor.

** You may substitute MATH 203 - Introduction to Statistics for MGSC 209 - Introductory Business Statistics (3 credits).




Year 2

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

  • MGSC 220 - Foundations of Business Analytics (3 credits)
  • ECON 204 - Seminar in Ethics and Economic Thought (3 credits)

Spring Semester (6 credits for major)

  • ECON 350 - Intermediate Microeconomics Theory (3 credits)
  • Economics Major Elective (3 credits)

 



Year 3

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

  • ECON 351 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)
  • Economics Major Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (6 credits for major)



 

Year 4

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

  • ECON 357 - Topics in Humanomics (3 credits) or ECON 374 - European Economic History (3 credits)
  • Economics Major Elective (3 credits)

Spring Semester (3 credits for major)



Electives

You will need to take a minimum of 15 credits of electives; 9 of the 15 credits must be upper division and 9 of the 15 must have the ECON course code:

  • ACTG 210 - Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • MATH 210 - Multivariable Calculus (3 credits)
  • CPSC 236 - Visual Programming (3 credits)
  • FIN 307 - The Financial System (3 credits)
  • ECON 315 - Economics of Religion (3 credits)
  • ECON 329 - Experimental Course (3 credits)
  • ECON 357 - Topics in Humanomics (3 credits)***
  • MATH 361 - Mathematical Statistics (3 credits)
  • ECON 373 - Economic History (3 credits)
  • ECON 374 - European Economic History (3 credits)***
  • FIN 410 - International Financial Management (3 credits)
  • ECON 411 - International Economics (3 credits)
  • ECON 421 - Behavioral Economics and Finance (3 credits)
  • ECON 425 - Economics of Non-Market Behavior (3 credits)
  • ECON 431 - Health: Economic, Psychological, and Anthropological Perspectives (3 credits)
  • ECON 441 - Economic Development (3 credits)
  • ECON 448 - Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • ECON 449 - Industrial Organization (3 credits)
  • ECON 455 - The Path to the Modern Economy (3 credits)
  • ECON 465 - Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (3 credits)
  • ECON 471 - Experimental Economics I (3 credits)
  • ECON 481 - Auction and Market Design (3 credits)
  • ECON 496 - Special Topics in Economics (3 credits)

*** May not count as an upper-division economics elective if used to satisfy core requirements.