Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, BA


A general and flexible program, offered by the Department of Economics , to allow for a variety of student objectives.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 44
Major Preparation 6
Major Core Requirements 28
Upper Division Economics Electives 24
University Electives 18
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses required in the major (Core, Area Courses, and major electives) must be completed with a minimum grade of “C-“. The following courses in Preparation for the Major must be completed with a “C” or better: MATH 30  (or MATH 30X  or MATH 71  or MATH 71X ) and a Statistics course.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Course Attributes .

University Requirements (44 units)


Core Lower Division General Education (21 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 18 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all lower division GE requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.

Upper Division General Education (9 units)


Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (12 units)


The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Physical Education (2 units)


Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Preparation (6 units)


The following courses in Preparation for the Major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better:

Major Requirements (52 units)


Upper Division Economics Electives (24 units)


Select any 100-level courses within the Department of Economics  with the exception of ECON 109 , which is NOT intended for majors.

University Electives (18 units)


A minor in a field recommended by the advisor is encouraged.

Total Units Required (120 units)