May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BA

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Courses in Economics are intended to provide the student with a basic understanding of economic structures and processes including economic growth and productivity, unemployment and inflation, taxation and public expenditure, supply and demand, international trade and finance, labor-management cooperation and competition, etc. The Economics major earns a B.A. degree.


Students majoring in Economics and judged qualified by the Economics faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in Economics. To graduate ”With Honors in Economics,” a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.2, and complete ECO 498  and ECO 499 . An oral presentation of the honors paper or a synopsis of the honors project is required. Normally the student in the honors program will have completed Economics 121, ECO 122 , ECO 323 , ECO 324  and ECO 325 .

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

Technical Requirements (13-16 Hours)

Choose One Option

POL Electives (6 Hours)

General Elective Credits

(If Needed)

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

Additional recommendations: courses in History, Sociology, and Political Science are recommended for additional study. Students preparing for graduate work are advised to take MAT 165  and MAT 166  in addition to the required courses. For Teacher Licensure using Economics Major, see requirements under History Major - Teacher Licensure in Social Studies (9-12).

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