Economics - Theory Emphasis

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Advisor: Isela Phelps
Office: Business 309
Phone Number: 435.797.2272

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Major Requirements

Huntsman School of Business Policies and Information

  • Students must be formally admitted to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
  • Students may complete up to 15 USU Huntsman School of Business required credits numbered 2000 and above including transfer credits prior to formal admittance to the Huntsman School.
  • Students transferring more than 15 acceptable credits must receive Huntsman School admittance prior to completing further Huntsman School required courses.
  • Huntsman School applications are processed every semester. Applications must be received by December 1 for Spring, April 1 for Summer, and July 1 for Fall.
  • Minimum grade requirement for MIS 2200 and ENGL 2010 will be applied and based on admission time period.
  • In order to register for 3000-, 4000- and 5000-level courses in the Huntsman School, a 2.67 overall GPA is required.
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 credits numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.50 GPA in core and major courses is required for graduation.
  • For semester availability and prerequisites, see the USU general catalog.
  • All Utah State University graduation requirements must be met. Check USU catalog for more information regarding requirements.
  • It is strongly recommended that graduation applications be completed two semesters prior to graduation.

University Credit Requirements

USU Requirements

Total Credits 120
C- or better credits 100
Upper Division 40
USU residency credits 30

University Studies Requirements

General Education

Competency Requirements

Communications Literacy (CL)

ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1) 3
(or AP English or ACT English ≥29 or CLEP)
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2) 3

Quantitative Literacy (QL)

 MATH 1050 College Algebra (QL) 4
(or one course in Math or Stats requiring Math 1050 as a prerequisite or AP Calculus score of 3 or better)

Breadth Requirements

Select at least one approved course from each of the following six categories. At least two of the six Breadth courses must be University Studies courses with a USU prefix (excluding USU 1000). (A maximum of 4 CLEP or AP areas may be used.) Approved courses can be found in the USU catalog, the semester schedule book, and online at

American Inst.   ECN 1500 3
Creative Arts USU 1330 or Approved Course 3
Humanities USU 1320 or Approved Course   3
Life Sciences USU 1350 or Approved Course   3
Physical Sciences USU 1360 or Approved Course   3
Social Science ECN 2010 3
Exploration Credit STAT 2300 (QL) 4

Depth Requirements

Required Depth Courses (Two courses outside discipline)

3000+ Level Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) Approved Course 2-3
3000+ Level Life and Physical Science (DSC) Approved Course 3

Communications Intensive (Two course)

Approved Course 3
Approved Course 3

Quantitative Intensive (One course)

Approved Course 3

Economics Major - Theory Emphasis Requirements

Major Requirements 56 Credits

Required Courses 56 Credits

ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting Principles (F, Sp, Su) 3
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting Principles (F, Sp, Su) 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra (F, Sp, Su) 4
Choose one course from the following two options:  
MATH 1100** Calculus Techniques (QL) (F, Sp, Su)   3
MATH 1210 Calculus I (QL) (F, Sp, Su)   3
Choose one course from the following two options:  
STAT 2300** Business Statistics (QL) (F, Sp, Su)   4
STAT 3000 Statistics for Scientists (QI) (F, Sp, Su)   3
ECN 1500 Econ Institutions (F, Sp, Su)   3
ECN 2010 Intro to Microeconomics (F, Sp, Su)   3
ECN 3400 Global Economic Institutions (F, Sp, Su)   3
ECN 4010 Intermediate Microeconomics (F, Sp)   3
Choose one course from the following two options:  
ECN 4020 Intermediate Macroeconomics (F, Sp)   3
ECN 5020 Macroeconomic Theory (Sp) 3
ECN 4310 Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance I (QL) (F)   3
ECN 5100 History of Economic Thougth (Sp)   3
ECN 5330 Applied Econometrics (QI) (Sp) 3
ECN 5700 Economics of Public Choice (Sp) 3
Four approved Upper Division ECN Electives 
ECN ____ 3
ECN ____ 3
ECN ____ 3
ECN ____ 3

**The regular calculus series (Math 1210 and 1220) and Statistics 3000 are recommended for economics majors contemplating graduate studies in economics.

Approved Elective Courses

Courses Available Fall Semester
ECN 4310 Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance I (QI) 3
ECN 5000 Advanced Macroeconic Topic 3
ECN 5200 Money and Banking 3
ECN 5400 International Trade Theory 3
ECN 5500 Public Finance (CI) 3
ECN 5150 Comparative Economic Systems (CI/DSS) 3
ECN 5950 Economic Research and Methods (QI) 3
Courses Available Spring Semester  
ECN 3170 Law and Economics 3
ECN 5100 History of Economic Thought 3
ECN 5300 Industrial Organization-Game Theory 3
ECN 5310 Mathematical Methods for Economics and Finance II (QI) 3
ECN 5330 Applied Econometrics (QI) 3
ECN 5600 Financial Economics 3
ECN 5110 Economic History of the United States (DSS) 3