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Economics Department

BS - Economics

Designed for those seeking a more quantitative study of economics. 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
Preparation for the Major6
Math Courses must be completed with at least a grade of "C".
MATH 070. Finite MathematicsB43
Complete one course from:
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Requirement of the Major43
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ECON 003. Economic Statistics4
ECON 101. Microeconomic Analysis3
ECON 102. Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECON 103. Introduction to Econometrics4
ECON 104. Mathematical Methods for Economics3
Economic Electives18
Select 100-level courses within the Economics Department.
University Electives21
A minor in a field recommended by the advisor is encouraged.

Total Units:120