Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Economics (BA)

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  44-48 credits
Electives  30-34 credits
Total Credits Required  120

A math placement test is recommended for all students who have demonstrated CUNY proficiency.  Depending on placement results, some students may have to complete MTH 121 or MTH 123 or higher, which may be used to satisfy the Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning general education requirement, prior to enrolling in ECO 230/MGT 230. The placement test is offered at scheduled times in the College Testing Office.

Major Requirements

ECO 111Introduction To Microeconomics(RLA)


ECO 112Introduction to Macroeconomics(RLA)


ECO 210Intermediate Microeconomics(RLA)


ECO 212Intermediate Macroeconomics(RLA)


ECO 230/MGT 230Introduction to Economic and Managerial Statistics(RLA)


ECO 323/MGT 324Introduction to Econometrics(RLA)


At least three additional ECO courses at the 300 or 400 level


At least two additional ECO courses at the 200, 300, or 400 level


Computer Proficiency Requirement: 0-4 credits

In addition, Economics majors must demonstrate computer proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Successful completion of any course in computer science
  • Successful completion of BUS 150 Essential Software Tools for Business
  • Demonstration of proficiency with computers in a manner satisfactory to the Economics faculty

(CSC 108, CSC 112, CSC 114, CSC 116, CSC 118, special focus, abbreviated courses, do not meet this requirement.)

Total Credit Hours: 44-48

Total Credit Hours: 120

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement:

The New York State Department of Education requires that ¾ of the credit hours in a Bachelor of Arts (BA) program be liberal arts and sciences credits. For further information please refer to the Liberal Arts and Science Requirement section of the catalog.


To graduate with honors in Economics a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in economics courses and must complete a thesis or project determined by the student and his or her faculty sponsor, and the course POL/ECO/PHL 490 Senior Seminar in Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy.