Economics Major B.A.

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Economics Major B.A.

Economics is the study of how societies organize themselves to produce goods and services and to distribute those products among members of society. Economists use concepts, models and data to analyze efficiency of resource use, fairness of economic outcomes, and development of global and national economies. Our economics program is designed to introduce you to the tools of economic analysis and show you how you can use these tools to analyze and better understand real-world situations.

What is economics?

Economics is the study of how societies organize themselves to produce goods and services and distribute those services among members of society. Economists use concepts, models and data to analyze efficiency of resource use, fairness of economic outcomes, and development of global and national economies. The Paul College economics program is designed to introduce you to the tools of economic analysis and show you how you can use these tools to better understand real-world situations.

Why study economics at UNH?

With a global reputation for outstanding teaching and research the Economics Department at Paul College provides a vibrant atmosphere for learning. In the Economics B.A. major, you’ll build a powerful platform for launching a career in almost all walks of life. You’ll work with and analyze data, argue logically and persuasively, and communicate these arguments both orally and in writing. You’ll have flexibility in the choice of electives, or you can choose from three specializations: global trade and finance, money and financial markets, public policy and sustainability. An undergraduate major in economics also is excellent preparation for graduate work in economics, law, business administration and international relations. Paul College offers two degrees in economics at the graduate level: The Master of Arts in Economics and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics.

Potential careers

  • Banking and financial services
  • Diplomatic Corps.
  • Economic development
  • Economic forecasting
  • Entrepreneurial ventures
  • Environmental conservation
  • Government administration
  • Journalism
  • Market research
  • Stock/commodities brokerage

Contact

  • Amada Guapisaca '19 is channeling degrees to further immigration reform
    Amada Guapisaca '19 is channeling degrees to further immigration reform
  • Gina Occhipinti is using her economic knowledge to fight global poverty
    Gina Occhipinti ’18 had the opportunity to research microfinance in a unique setting. This past summer, she was in the Philippines working with local women entrepreneurs. “Microfinance is the practice of giving small loans to people in poverty to help them start and grow their business,” says...
    Gina Occhipinti is using her economic knowledge to fight global poverty
    Gina Occhipinti ’18 had the opportunity to research microfinance in a unique setting. This past summer, she was in the Philippines working with local women entrepreneurs. “Microfinance is the practice of giving small loans to people in poverty to help them start and grow their business,” says...
  • Kevin Knarr ’91, chief operating officer of UnitedHealthcare Employer and Individual, part of the Fortune 500 UnitedHealth Group, understands the importance of giving back to his alma mater. In addition to supporting the building of Paul College and endowing two student scholarships, Knarr has...
    Kevin Knarr ’91, chief operating officer of UnitedHealthcare Employer and Individual, part of the Fortune 500 UnitedHealth Group, understands the importance of giving back to his alma mater. In addition to supporting the building of Paul College and endowing two student scholarships, Knarr has...

Curriculum & Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Economics is designed to offer students the maximum flexibility in tailoring a program of study and provides a powerful platform for launching careers in almost all walks of life. Students are encouraged to take a wide variety of courses, double major, and take advantage of study abroad programs.

B.A. economics majors may select to focus their major electives to satisfy the requirements of one of the three options defined by the Department of Economics: Money and Financial Markets, Global Trade and Finance, or Public Policy and Sustainability.

B.A. economics majors must complete nine (9) courses in economics, plus PAUL 405/406, ADMN 403, ADMN 410, a math course (MATH 422, MATH 424A, or equivalent), and an ethics course (PHIL 431 or equivalent). Coursework in accounting is recommended but not required.

Economics Major (B.A.)

B.A. economics majors must complete nine courses in economics plus ADMN 420 Business Statistics with a grade of at least C- (1.67) in each Paul College major course and an average grade of 2.0 or better in major courses.

Freshman Year
ECON 401Principles of Economics (Macro)4
ECON 402Principles of Economics (Micro)4
ADMN 403Computing Essentials for Business1
PAUL 405Freshman Academic Experience I1
PAUL 406Freshman Academic Experience II1
MATH 422Mathematics for Business Applications4
or MATH 424A Calculus for Social Sciences
PHIL 431Business Ethics4
Sophomore Year
ADMN 420Business Statistics4
ECON 605Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis4
or ECON 606 Intermediate Microeconomics with Calculus
ECON 611Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis4
Junior and Senior Years
ECON 774Senior Economics Seminar 14
Select four (4) additional ECON electives 216
Total Credits51

Coursework in accounting is recommended but not required. B.A. economics majors may choose to focus their major electives to satisfy the requirements of one of the three options defined by the Department of Economics.

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