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Undergraduate Catalog 2023-24 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-24

Economics Major (ECLJ)

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A BA major in economics consists of a minimum of 30 hours of credit in the department. No more than 15 hours of transfer credit will be granted toward completion of the BA major. The following are required courses for BA majors:

Remaining Courses

Majors should choose the remainder of their economics course in consultation with the undergraduate advisor.

Math Cognate

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

Baccalaureate Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the economics major through the College of Arts and Sciences will satisfy the Baccalaureate Writing requirement by successfully completing one of the following:

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: wmich.edu/economics/scholarships.

Courses By Topic - Economics

Money, Credit and Finance:

Industrial Organization and Public Control:

Special Studies:

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