Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a B.S. in Economics

The Economics major is a joint program with Villanova University. Students take Introduction to Macro and Micro-Economics, Statistics, related math, business, computer, and political science courses at Rosemont College. Advanced economics courses are provided by Villanova University. In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Required Courses 38 credits
ECO-0101 Introduction to Micro-Economics 3 credits
ECO-L101 Micro-Economics Problems and Applications 1 credit
ECO-0220 Statistics I* 3 credits
ECO-0221 Statistics II* 3 credits
The following courses are required and taken at Villanova University.
ECO-2101 Intermediate Macro-Economics Theory 3 credits
ECO-2102 Intermediate Micro-Economic Theory 3 credits

Electives** 15 credits
ECO-4132 Seminar in Economics 3 credits
*ECO-0220 and ECO-0221 are cross-listed with BUS-0220 and BUS-0221, respectively. Students can take the statistics courses in Business or they can substitute the statistics courses in Psychology, PSY-0210 and PSY-0280, for these courses.

**Can include internship credits.

Computer Competence

Fulfilled by portfolio, test, or appropriate computer course.

Recommended Supporting Courses 6 credits
MAT-0120*Calculus I3 credits
MAT-0121*Calculus II3 credits
*For students considering graduate work in Economics or who are considering pursuing an M.B.A.

ACC-0100*Financial Accounting I3 credits
ACC-0101*Financial Accounting II3 credits
*For students interested in Business. Other Business courses can be recommended as well based on the interests of the student.

For students interested in Public Policy

Two courses in Political Science to be chosen with the student’s academic mentor.

In addition, all Economics majors are advised to take courses in History as part of their General Education program or as Elective courses.


The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of economics courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines.