Build the expertise to forecast economic conditions, estimate trends, and use economic theory to help understand how consumers, firms, and governments behave. You'll develop a unique mix of analytical and applied business skills, preparing you for upper level management, research and public service careers.
Students in economics are prepared to find careers in government and business with organizations as diverse as Summit Energy, the FBI, and Teach for America. Gatton's economics majors are also encouraged go onto graduate school, and enter management training programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Economics (BSBE) program in the Gatton College pairs a strong grounding in business with economics. Students will learn about accounting, finance and management while also discovering how to forecast general economic conditions, estimate trends, analyze data, and use economic theory to help their organization operate more efficiently.
To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics must fulfill University Studies requirements (students enrolled prior to Fall 2011) or UKCore requirements (students enrolled Fall 2011 on), the College premajor, College core requirements and major requirements.
This degree requires a minimum 120 semester hours. Students must complete the premajor courses for Economics majors and at least 24 credit hours of upper-division coursework from the School of Economics.
Minimum Total Hours: 120University Studies Requirements UK Core Requirements
ECO 401 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3)
ECO 402 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)
ECO 499 Seminar in Economics (3)
Upper-Level elective in Gatton College (3) *(select one three hour ACC, FIN, MGT or MKT course)
ECO electives (400 Level & above) (12)
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