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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

University Graduation Requirements47
Core Lower Division General Education27
Of the 39 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education9
Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
ECON 100w (preferred) or any other 100w
Preparation for the Major3
Math Courses must be completed with at least a grade of "C".
Complete one course from:
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Requirements of the Major52
Core28
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ECON 003. Economic Statistics4
ECON 101. Microeconomic Analysis4
ECON 102. Macroeconomic Analysis4
ECON 103. Introduction to Econometrics4
ECON 104. Mathematical Methods for Economics4
Economic Electives24
Select 100-level courses within the Economics Department. ECON 100w can be used.
University Electives17-18
A minor in a field recommended by the advisor is encouraged.
17 units of electives for students who take ECON 100w, 18 units for non-econ 100w

Total Units:120