Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Economics (BS)

Within the major in Economics, the College offers two specializations, Business and Finance, combining 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.

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  44-59 credits
Electives  19-37 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 for Economics BS

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

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.)

Major Requirements for Economics BS: Business Specialization

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

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.)

Business Specialization

ACC 114Introduction to Accounting I(RNL)

4

ACC 121Introduction 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/FNC 240: This course cannot be used to fulfill the additional 200-level economics course major requirement.

Major Requirements for Economics BS: Finance Specialization

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

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

Finance Specialization

Part I: 8 credits

8 Credits in 300-level economics courses chosen from the following 5 courses:

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

Part II: 19 credits
ACC 114Introduction to Accounting I(RNL)

4

ACC 121Introduction 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

NOTE: ECO/FNC 213 is a recommended elective.

Total Credit Hours: 44-59

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, and the course POL/ECO/PHL 490 Senior Seminar in Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy.