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Economics

William J. Stull, Chair
Ritter Annex 877
215-204-5022
william.stull@temple.edu

Contact: William Holmes, Faculty Advisor
Ritter Annex 804
215-204-8175
william.holmes@temple.edu

 

B.A. Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Mathematical Economics
Certificate in Political Economy
Management Career Certificate


The major in economics exposes a student to the economist's way of thinking about social problems and behavior. The major helps a student understand the economic aspect of current events and public policy and is good preparation for careers in law and business. The student honorary fraternity is Omicron Delta Epsilon. Along with the more general student organization, The Economics Society, it provides opportunities for students to network with other students and with practicing economists in learning more about economics and finding internships and employment opportunities. There is also a Cooperative Education option. Through this program, students may earn income while gaining valuable work experience which can enhance their job market prospects upon graduation. By completing an academic research project under the guidance of a faculty member, Co-op students may earn credit for Economics 3581.


B.A. Major Requirements

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles/Honors Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles/Honors Microeconomics Principles 3 IN
Statistics 2101 Statistical Methods and Concepts 3 QB
Statistics 2102 Selected Statistical Topics 3  
Economics 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis 3  
Economics 3502 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis 3  
Economics 3598 Economics Writing Seminar 3 WI
Economics 3000+ Four electives in economics at the 3000 level or above. Finance 3011 may be substituted for one of these. 12  
Two additional electives 2000+ Courses in economics at the 3000+ level or courses in the College of Liberal Arts at the 2000+ level related to the student’s program in economics.* 6  
Total     39  
* These are to be chosen in consultation with an advisor. Students preparing for graduate study in economics
or in an economics-related area are strongly encouraged to take Economics 3504 (Mathematical Economics),
Economics 3503 (Introduction to Econometrics), and courses in calculus and linear algebra in the    
Mathematics Department.      

 


Minor Requirements

(For Liberal Arts and all other colleges allowing a minor in Economics)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles/Honors Macroeconomic Principles 3 IN
Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles/Honors Microeconomic Principles 3 IN
Economics 3501

3502
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
          or
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
3  
Economics 3000+ Three electives in economics at the 3000 level or above. If both 3501 and 3502 are taken, one counts as one of these electives. 9  
Total     18  

Mathematical Economics

In cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Economics offers a special concentration leading to a B.A. degree in Mathematical Economics. The program and its requirements are described in full in the Intercollegial Programs section of this Bulletin.


Certificate in Political Economy

The Certificate of Specialization in Political Economy is a joint program of the Departments of Economics and Political Science. The purpose of the political economy program is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to study more intensely the relationship between the political and economic spheres of society. The program is based on the belief that a focused examination of this relationship provides better understanding of several social phenomena. Chief among these is a better understanding of public policy choices and the policymaking process, as well as a better understanding of how government actions affect the process of economic change and vice versa. The Political Economy program is open to all matriculated undergraduate students. Applicants need not be declared majors in either economics or political science. The political economy program provides an excellent preparation for graduate study in the social sciences and for the study of law. The program and its requirements are described in full in the Intercollegial Programs section of this Bulletin.


Management Career Certificate

Erwin Blackstone, Advisor
215-204-5027
erwin.blackstone@temple.edu

William Holmes, Advisor
215-204-8175
william.holmes@temple.edu

This certificate program is designed for students who intend to seek employment in the business or nonprofit sectors of the economy. It is designed to provide students with skills that complement those acquired through a traditional liberal arts education and to make the students more appealing to potential employers.

Requirements for the Management Career Certificate

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Economics 1001

1102
Introduction to the Economy
     or
Microeconomic Principles/Honors Micro. Principles
3 IN
Accounting 2101 Principles of Accounting* 3  
Human Resource Management 1101 Organization and Management 3  
Psychology

Marketing
2402

2101
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
     or
Introduction to Marketing
3  
Statistics   One course selected in consultation with the certificate advisor. 3  
         
Approved Elective - Select one: 3-4  
Accounting 2102 Principles of Accounting**    
Economics 1101 Macroeconomic Principles   IN
Economics 3536 Economics of American Industry    
Economics 3541 Economics of Sports    
Marketing 2101 Introduction to Marketing    
Human Resource Management 2501 Introduction to Human Resource Administration    
Computer and Information Sciences 1056 Computers and Applications   SB
Geography and Urban Studies 2031 Economic Geography    
Political Science 3155 Business and Public Policy    
Political Science 2321 Politics of the Global Economy    
Psychology 2402 Industrial and Organizational Psychology    
Sociology 3596 Sociology of Organizations   WI
Total     18-19  
         
         
* Students may not double count either Marketing 2101 or Psychology 2402 within this certificate program.  
** An alternative elective or an internship or practicum may be approved to substitute for the elective.    
Please see the certificate advisor prior to registration for written approval.    
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