Feb 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics (ECBJ)(30 Hours)

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Students should contact a faculty advisor through the Economics department, 5307 Freidman.

In addition to the completion of the program requirements for the B.B.A. degree, all students must satisfactorily complete the following:


A major in economics consists of a minimum of 30 hours of credit in the department. The following are required courses for majors:

Advanced Electives

In conjunction with an Economics advisor, students will select an additional 9 semester hours of advanced courses (3000-5000 level).

Cognate: Mathematics

A major in economics is also required to take one semester of mathematics as a cognate course.

Honors in Economics

Economics majors may apply for and receive the Honors in Economics designation on their official transcript. At the time of application, economics majors must have completed 24 credit hours in economics. Applicants must also have completed at least 90 credit hours overall. At least 15 of the credit hours used for the Honors designation must be completed at Western Michigan University. A minimum overall Western Michigan University GPA of 3.5 and a GPA of 3.75 in Economics is required for the Honors designation. Students must also submit a substantial writing sample that shows a capacity for original thought in the interpretation, analysis, and effective communication of economic information. Application forms may be obtained in the Department of Economics Advising Office, 5451 Friedmann Hall. Information is also available at the Department of Economics website: www.wmich.edu/economics/scholarships.

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