BA in Economics
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree offers a broad education by following a more policy/applied approach and emphasizes the qualitative sides of economics. The BA program is more suitable for those who want to pursue a career in areas such as public administration, international relations, political science, business, sociology, and law, hence should be the program of choice for students who plan to begin working after graduation or applying to graduate programs in these areas.
Requirements for the B.A. in Economics
1. Lower Division Preparation (12 credit hours)
To qualify for admission to the B.A. program, FIU undergraduates must have met all the lower division requirements, completed 60 semester hours and have at least a 2.0 GPA.
You must take the following four courses as part of your lower division preparation:
- ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics
- ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
- MAC 2311 Calculus I or MAC 2233 Calculus for Business
- STA 2122 Introduction to Statistics I or STA 2023 Statistics for Business and Economics
2. Upper Division Program (48 credit hours)
The upper division program requirements consist of a minimum of 48 credit hours, of which 18 hours are required economics courses, 15 credit hours are elective economics courses, and 15 hours are electives that may be taken in economics or other fields of study.