B.A. in Economics

Contact Person:
Michael Nuwer, Chair
222 Dunn, (315) 267-2077, nuwermj@potsdam.edu

31 credit hours required. Plus 7 credits of cognates.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses
ECON 105 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics  
ECON 355 Intermediate Microeconomics  
ECON 360 Intermediate Macroeconomics  
ECON 492 Senior Seminar (1 credit)  

Elective Courses 

  • Students must take at least six courses
  • ECON 490 (Legislative Internship) and ECON 491 (Internship) may not be used to fulfill elective requirement.
  • A list of qualified electives is kept in the department office.
Cognate Requirements 7
STAT 100, MATH 125 or equivalent statistics course
COMP 201 Writing Arguments (4 credit)  

Special Notes

  1. Economics majors must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in every course counted toward the major (required, elective and cognate courses).
  2. Students do not have to take ECON 105 and 110 in sequence.  Students must receive a grade of 2.0 or higher in each appropriate prerequisite before taking upper-division economics courses.
  3. Students may not count more than three lower-division courses toward the 31 credit hour requirement for the Economics major. These include ECON 105 and 110. Cognate requirements are excluded from this rule.
  4. Students may not double-count more than two common courses between any majors and minors in the Department of Economics and the Department of Business Administration. Cognate requirements are excluded from this rule.
  5. Transfer students are expected to meet the same major requirements as non-transfer students. Fifteen hours of the major work must be completed at Potsdam.
  6. Students my not double major in Economics and Business Economics.