Bachelor of Arts in Economics

photo of students and a professor in a classroomThe Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Economics is designed for those who want to major in Economics while also studying other liberal arts fields such as other social sciences, foreign languages, and humanities. Graduates of the B.A. in Economics are well prepared for careers in government, business, and the nonprofit sector, as well as for further study at Master's and Doctoral level in Economics, Political Science, Law, or other fields.


Program Requirements

I. Wright State Core Requirements: 39 hours

  Title Credit Hours
Element One Communication 6 hours
Element Two Mathematics
Required: MTH 2280 Business Calculus
4 hours
Element Three Global Traditions 6 hours
Element Four Arts and Humanities 3 hours
Element Five Social Science 6 hours
Element Six Natural Science 8 hours
Additional Core Courses Required: EC 2050 (must earn a grade of C or higher) 3 hours

II. Departmental Requirements: 33 hours

Course Title Credit Hours
EC 3010 Economics of Global Money Markets 3 hours
EC 3150 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 hours
EC 3170 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 hours
EC 3190 Institutional Economics 3 hours
  EC Electives (3000 or 4000 level economics courses) 21 hours

III. Related Requirements: 15 hours

Requirement Courses Credit Hours
Foreign Language Through 2020 level (1010, 1020, 2010, 2020) of one language:
Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Japanese,
American Sign Language or other.
12 hours
Methods of Inquiry Quantitative Thinking
One Course (counted in section III)
Qualitative Thinking
One Course from: PHL 2150, PHL 2230, PHL 4710, PHL 4720
3 hours

V. Electives: 22 hours

Total: 124 hours (Note: 42 hours must be at the 3000 or 4000 level) 

B.A. in Economics Curriculum (PDF)