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2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Economics is the science of decision making and how to create value through trade.  An economics degree will provide you with the tools to work on challenging policy issues and employ data analytics to address those issues.   


Requirements - Total Credits: 120

Major Specific Courses - Credits: 48

Economics Electives: 12 Credits

Any Economics courses at a 4000+ level that have not been used to meet any other primary major requirements.

Optional Quantitative Concentration: 21 Credits

Free Electives from Any College: 33 Credits

Courses from any college at any level  - Credits: 33

Additional Requirements

The Economics major in the College of Business must complete 30 semester hours in economics courses. 

All Economics majors must comply with course specific prerequisites for enrollment in upper-division courses and must complete all university studies courses as listed above previously. Students must earn a minimum grade of C (not C-) in all Economics courses. 

This program is designed to meet the requirements of AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the University of Wyoming, and the College of Business. 

Minimum requirements include: 

Minimum of 42 semester hours of 3000+ level courses. 30 of the 42 hours must be earned from UW. 

2.50 grade point average in all College of Business courses, Economics courses, and all institution (UW) courses. 

50% of the business credit hours must be from the University of Wyoming. 

Grade of C (C- not acceptable) or above required for University Studies Program: FY, Cl, C2, and C3. 

Grade of C (C- not acceptable) or above required for common body of knowledge and major specific core courses. 

A maximum of 6 hours at the 1/2000 level and 3/4000 level military science may be applied to degrees in the College of Business. 

A complete curriculum sheet is available from the College of Business Peter M. & Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center.

With approval of the department chair, students may substitute work in certain areas of accounting, agricultural economics, business administration, history, political science, finance, mathematics, statistics or law for 6 hours of the 4000-level economics electives. 

This program allows considerable flexibility for the student to specialize in interdisciplinary study. For example, the student can be advised on selecting upper level division courses for pre-law study, political economy, environmental and natural resources, women’s studies, and international studies. 

Students who intend to continue in graduate work should give special attention to courses in economic theory, statistics and mathematics. Those planning a career in mathematical economics or econometrics should consult the department head regarding the mathematics and statistics requirements in these fields of study.