2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

Economics Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

(All colleges, excluding College of Business Administration and teacher certification programs)

33 credits

Core
ECO 110Microeconomics and Public Policy3
ECO 120Global Macroeconomics3
ECO 305Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis3
ECO 307Intro to Econometrics, Forecasting & Time Series3
ECO 308Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis3
Electives
Select 18 credits of electives 118
Total Credits33
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At least 12 credits of these electives must be taken in economics courses numbered 300 or above. Up to six credits of electives may be taken from MTH 207, MTH 208, MTH 309; POL 330, POL 353; PUB 210, PUB 330; STAT 245,and any course numbered 200 or greater offered by a department in the College of Business Administration.

College of Business Administration students may also select this as a second major by meeting the above requirements.

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

College of Liberal Studies (CLS/SAC) Bachelor of Science core requirements

The following conditions apply to one or both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees:

  1. Students majoring in English or in a modern language must earn a Bachelor of Arts degree (education majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree).
  2. Students majoring in other CLS programs may choose either a B.A. or a B.S. degree.
  3. Language courses (CHI, FRE, GER, RUS, SPA, MLG) used to fulfill general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2) may also be used to meet the B.A. and B.S. language requirements.
  4. All other courses used to meet the requirements below must be in addition to the minimum 39 credits required in the General Education Program.
  5. At least one course in the B.A. or B.S. college degree program (core requirements) must be a CLS designated diversity course.
  6. Applicable courses may be found on the CLS B.A./B.S. Degree Option Course List or in the Advisement Report (AR) when the degree has been declared.

Courses used to fulfill general education requirements will not apply to core requirements except for language courses (CHI, FRE, GER, RUS, SPA, MLG) that count in the general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2).

Bachelor of Science students complete four courses outside the department of the student's major as follows:
  1. A lab science course (from the general education list); and
  2. A social science course; and
  3. Another social science or general education natural science, or math course, or an approved CLS alternative (ENV 201, PHL 334, PHL 339); and
  4. One additional course in humanities or fine arts or complete a modern language course 102 level or higher.
In addition to all other College of Liberal Studies core requirements, all students in CLS must complete a second major, minor, or program option by satisfying one of the following:
  1. Complete a minor (or second major) outside of the student's major program, consisting of at least 18 credits; or
  2. Complete an emphasis, program or concentration of at least 18 credits outside the student's major program. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements; or
  3. Complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs (at least 12 credits earned at the 300/400 level). These courses must be outside the student's major department and can be from any college. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
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Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECO 110 (Gen Ed Self & Society)3ECO 120 (Gen Ed Global Studies)3
ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3MTH 175 or 207 (Gen Ed Math)14
HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)3Gen Ed Arts2
Gen Ed Natural Lab Science4Minor Course3
Gen Ed Minority Cultures3CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3
 16 15
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Gen Ed Hum-Lit3ECO Elective23
STAT 145 (Gen Ed Math)4ECO 300/400 Level Elective3
ECO 3053Minor Course3
Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3ECO 3083
Gen Ed Arts2Natural Lab Science CLS Core4
 15 16
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECO 300/400 Level Elective3ECO Elective23
ECO 300/400 Level Elective3Additional Soc. Science/GE Nat. Science CLS Core3
Minor Course3ECO 3073
Humanities, Fine Arts or Mod. Lang. CLS Diversity Core3ECO 300/400 Level Elective3
Gen Ed Elective3University Elective3
 15 15
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Minor Course3Minor Course3
University Elective3University Elective3
Social Science CLS Core3University Elective3
Gen Ed Elective3Minor Course3
University Elective1 Gen Ed Elective3
 13 15
Total Credits: 120
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MTH 150 is a prerequisite for MTH 175.

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Any ECO course or any course numbered 200 or greater offered by a CBA department.

At least two courses must be designed as writing emphasis.

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