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Economics Department

BA - Economics

A general and flexible program to allow for a variety of student objectives. Each course used to satisfy the requirements for the major must be completed with a minimum grade of "C-".

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements48
Of the 51 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Requirement of the Major42
Core Courses18
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ECON 003. Economic Statistics4
ECON 101. Microeconomic Analysis3
ECON 102. Macroeconomic Analysis3
Area Courses12
Select four courses from at least two of the following areas.
International Economics
ECON 112. Economic Development3
ECON 136. International Economics3
ECON 158. Economics of Entrepreneurship3
Financial Economics
ECON 135. Money and Banking3
ECON 137A. Fundamentals of Corporate Finance3
ECON 137B. Topics in Corporate Finance3
ECON 139. Principles of Investments3
Public Policy Economics
ECON 121. Industrial Organization3
ECON 132. Public Finance3
ECON 141. Law and Economics3
ECON 151. Labor Economics3
ECON 166. Urban Economics3
Quantitative Methods
ECON 103. Introduction to Econometrics4
ECON 104. Mathematical Methods for Economics3
ECON 138. Business and Economic Forecasting3
Economic Electives12
Select 100-level courses within the Economics Department.
University Electives28
A minor in a field recommended by the advisor is encouraged.

Total Units:120