UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

ECONOMICS


Ralph Gunderson, Chairperson
Department Office: Swart 230
Department Telephone: 920-424-1441

I. FACULTY

Brannon, Burnett, Grunloh, Gunderson, Hussain, Lee, McGee, Mitchell, Robson, Van Scyoc.

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Economics can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education, or Bachelor of Business Administration.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program. However, students who complete a major in our Department may wish to consider advanced study at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in these programs: Master's of Business Administration, Master's of Public Administration.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

See the department for a listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Economics Department offers a choice of two emphases in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs. These are the Quantitative Emphasis and the General Emphasis.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers 1 minor: 1) Economics.

Comment:

The program of study in Economics is designed to prepare students for any of a variety of careers in the fields of economics, business, government, and higher education. Also a Major in Economics provides excellent preparation for post-graduate study in Economics, Business, and Law. The Department of Public Instruction will license secondary education teacher candidates to teach Economics when such candidates have completed a major or minor in Economics in addition to all requirements for the Professional Education Program and a major or minor in another subject area.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Economics major or minor. Refer to the following Sections V. and VI. for complete major/minor course requirements.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Economics
  • 36-206 Principles of Economics I (Micro) 3 cr. OR
  • 36-208 Honors: Principles of Economics I (Micro) 3 cr.
  • 36-207 Principles of Economics II 3 cr. OR
  • 36-209 Honors: Principles of Economics II (Macro) 3 cr.
  • 36-210 Economics and Business Statistics 3 cr.
  • 36-329 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3 cr.
  • 36-331 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3 cr.

Mathematics
  • 67-171 Calculus I 4 cr. OR both
  • 67-204 Mathematics for Business Analysis I 4 cr. AND
  • 67-206 Mathematics for Business Analysis II 4 cr.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. QUANTITATIVE EMPHASIS IN THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE

This program is recommended for students who wish to undertake postgraduate study in Economics or to pursue any career which requires quantitative skills in economic analysis.

Required Credits: 36 credits in Economics minimum, plus completion of the Mathematics requirement.

Required Courses: The Core Courses (15 credits in Economics, plus Math courses);

  • Economics either of the following two courses must be completed (3 credits): 36-471 or 36-473
  • Economics at least two of the following four courses must be completed (6 credits): 36-305, 36-403, 36-409, 36-420

Electives: The student must complete an additional 12 credits in Economics, at the 300 or 400 level, in addition to the required courses, to complete the major.

2. GENERAL EMPHASIS IN THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE

This program is recommended for students who seek a broad knowledge of the field of economics but do not need the technical training necessary for quantitative analysis.

Required Credits: 30 credits in Economics minimum, plus completion of the Mathematics requirement.

Required Courses: The Core Courses (15 credits in Economics, plus Math courses):

Other Requirements: The student must complete a minor in an area related to his or her intellectual or career interest.

Electives: The student must complete an additional 9 credits in Economics, at the 300 or 400 level, in addition to the required courses, to complete the major.

3. BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE

This degree program is offered in the Economics Department through the College of Business Administration. For admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, please refer to the BBA section in the Bulletin.

Required Credits: 48 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these courses:

  • Business/Economics: 6 upper division credit hours

NOTE: To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in upper level Business and Economics courses of record and in those courses required in the major area. Students must also meet all other requirements of College of Business Administration for graduation including the international dimension and the professional experience requirement.

VII. MINOR(S)

This program is recommended for students who are majoring in other fields such as Business, Political Science, etc. and who wish to enhance their major with a valuable related minor in Economics.

Required Credits: 21 credits in Economics minimum, plus completion of the Mathematics Requirement.

Required Courses: The Core Courses (15 credits in Economics, plus Math courses);

Electives: The student must complete an additional 6 credits in Economics, at the 300 or 400 level, in addition to the core courses, to complete the minor.

Comments:

Education students pursuing an Economics Minor are required by their College to have 22 credits in Economics.
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Last Updated July 1, 1999