Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Economics (BS)

The Department offers the following options in the Economics Bachelor of Science degree program. The two specializations, Business and Finance, combine the major in Economics with the study of selected courses in business. The program is administered jointly by the Department of Economics and the School of Business. The specialization adds courses useful to students who plan to pursue careers in business or finance and/or continue their education.

Students must elect one of the following:

Economics (47-52 credits)

Economics: Business Specialization (56-61 credits)

Economics: Finance Specialization (58-63 credits)

 

Graduate Course Double Counting Policy

Undergraduate students majoring in Accounting, Business or Economics at the College of Staten Island and satisfying the following criteria may be granted permission to take up to three graduate courses at undergraduate tuition to be counted towards their bachelor’s degree. These graduate courses may be used only to substitute for 400-level elective requirements (ACC, BDA, BUS, ECO, FNC, MGT, MKT) designations. All graduate courses in the Business Management program can be taken as double-counting courses. All graduate courses in the Business Management Program can be takenThis allows students to earn both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees in five years.

Criteria:

1. Current enrollment in bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or Economics at the College of Staten Island and successful completion of three years of study with 90 or more earned credits.

2. Cumulative GPA 3.3 or above.

3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a full-time College of Staten Island Business School faculty under whom the applicant has studied.

4. Permissions from the course instructor, the coordinator of the graduate program, and the department chairperson.

5. Application for admission and conditional acceptance into to the Business Management graduate program.

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  47-63 credits
Electives  15-34 credits
Total Credits Required  120

Major Requirements for Economics BS

MTH 121Finite Mathematics(MQ)

3

OR

MTH 123College Algebra and Trigonometry(MQ)(STEM)

4

Or higher (except MTH/SLS 217 and MTH/SLS 218)

 

Computer Proficiency Requirement

BUS 215Information Management(RNL)

4

OR

CSC 115Introduction to Computer Technology(SW)

3

CSC 117Computer Technology Lab

1

OR

CSC 126Introduction to Computer Science(SW)(STEM)

4

OR

CSC 140/ISI 140Computational Problem Solving in Python (SW)(STEM)

3

CSC 141/ISI 141Computational Problem Solving in Python Laboratory

1

OR

Demonstration of proficiency with computers in a manner satisfactory to the Economics Faculty.

 

ECO 111Introduction To Microeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 112Introduction to Macroeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 210Intermediate Microeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 212Intermediate Macroeconomics(RLA)

4

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

4

ECO 323/MGT 324Introduction to Econometrics(RLA)

4

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

12

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

8

Major Requirements for Economics BS: Business Specialization

MTH 121Finite Mathematics(MQ)

3

OR

MTH 123College Algebra and Trigonometry(MQ)(STEM)

4

Or higher (except MTH/SLS 217 and MTH/SLS 218)

 

Computer Proficiency Requirement

BUS 215Information Management(RNL)

4

OR

CSC 115Introduction to Computer Technology(SW)

3

CSC 117Computer Technology Lab

1

OR

CSC 126Introduction to Computer Science(SW)(STEM)

4

OR

CSC 140/ISI 140Computational Problem Solving in Python (SW)(STEM)

3

CSC 141/ISI 141Computational Problem Solving in Python Laboratory

1

OR

Demonstration of proficiency with computers in a manner satisfactory to the Economics Faculty.

 

ECO 111Introduction To Microeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 112Introduction to Macroeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 210Intermediate Microeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 212Intermediate Macroeconomics(RLA)

4

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

4

ECO 323/MGT 324Introduction to Econometrics(RLA)

4

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

8

At least one additional economics (ECO) course at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level

4

 

Business Specialization Courses

ACC 114Introduction to Accounting I(RNL)

4

ACC 218Introduction to Accounting II(RNL)

4

MGT 110Organizational Theory and Management(RNL)

3

MKT 111Marketing(RNL)

3

ECO 240/ FNC 240Managerial Finance I(RLA)

3

ECO/240 cannot be used to fulfill the additional 200-level economics course requirement.

Major Requirements for Economics BS: Finance Specialization

MTH 121Finite Mathematics(MQ)

3

OR

MTH 123College Algebra and Trigonometry(MQ)(STEM)

4

Or higher (except MTH/SLS 217 and MTH/SLS 218)

 

Computer Proficiency Requirement

BUS 215Information Management(RNL)

4

OR

CSC 115Introduction to Computer Technology(SW)

3

CSC 117Computer Technology Lab

1

OR

CSC 126Introduction to Computer Science(SW)(STEM)

4

OR

CSC 140/ISI 140Computational Problem Solving in Python (SW)(STEM)

3

CSC 141/ISI 141Computational Problem Solving in Python Laboratory

1

 

ECO 111Introduction To Microeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 112Introduction to Macroeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 210Intermediate Microeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 212Intermediate Macroeconomics(RLA)

4

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

4

ECO 323/MGT 324Introduction to Econometrics(RLA)

4

ECO 214Money and Banking(RLA)

4

 

Finance Specialization Courses

Eight credits of ECO 300-level courses chosen from the following:

8

ECO 315/FNC 315Monetary Theory and Policy(RLA)

4

ECO 336Industrial Organization(RLA)

4

ECO 360/FNC 360Investment Analysis(RLA)

4

ECO 370International Finance(RLA)

4

ECO 387Managerial Economics(RLA)

4

AND

ACC 114Introduction to Accounting I(RNL)

4

ACC 218Introduction to Accounting II(RNL)

4

ECO 240/ FNC 240Managerial Finance I(RLA)

3

ECO 345Managerial Finance II(RLA)

4

FNC 350Advanced Corporate Finance(RNL)

4

ECO 213/FNC 213 is a recommended elective in this specialization.

Total Credit Hours: 44-63

Total Credit Hours: 120

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement:

The New York State Department of Education requires that ½ of the credit hours in a Bachelor of Science (BS) program be liberal arts and sciences credits. For further information please refer to the Liberal Arts and Science Requirement section of the catalog.

Honors

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. Prior written approval of the chairperson of the Department of Economics is also required.