Skip to main content

Degree Requirements

Curriculum in the Darla Moore School of Business

The program within the Darla Moore School of Business combines a concentration in economics with broad exposure to the liberal arts and to each of the eight major areas in business administration. The course of study, completed with about 122 semester hours, leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

The economics curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences provides a strong liberal arts education with specialization in both theoretical and applied economics. The major is completed with 24 semester hours of economics courses. Overall course work is completed with 120 semester hours.

Curriculum in Arts and Sciences

Your studies leading to the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in economics will  be structured around general education requirements established by the College of Arts and Sciences, courses which make up your major and electives. You must complete Economics 224, Principles of Economics, or Economics 221-222, Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, before enrolling in any other economics courses.

You will satisfy a major core requirement with courses in microeconomic theory, macro economic theory, and a senior seminar that explores the philosophy and methodology of economics. The balance of the major includes courses selected from topics such as international economics, labor economics, law and economics, health economics, econometrics, environmental economics, managerial economics, money and banking, and economic history. 


Faculty members in the Department of Economics are respected teachers and internationally recognized scholars. Their expertise covers the spectrum of economics, with particular strength in economic theory and applied economics. Faculty also serve as advisors to help students plan an appropriate course of study. Your advisor will be available to discuss the benefits of particular courses, extracurricular activities, and career planning.