Ithaca College

School of Humanities and Sciences

Economics

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Elia Kacapyr, Professor and Chair

The Department of Economics curricula offer majors broad coverage of the economic discipline and opportunities for specialization in any of several major areas, such as analytical, quantitative, or international economics. General courses are also available for students in other disciplines who want to gain an understanding of economics.

The curricular offerings are a B.A. in economics, a B.S. in applied economics (both housed in the Department of Economics), and a B.A. in mathematics-economics (housed in the Department of Mathematics). The B.A. in economics is a traditional liberal arts degree, with a core set of requirements surrounded by elective courses. The applied economics curriculum includes policy courses in the economics department, and finance and accounting courses in the School of Business. This B.S. program offers students a wide range of career and graduate school options. With most college graduates changing jobs or occupations six or more times in their working careers, this applied economics program is most appropriate.

Requirements for Honors in Economics

The honors program for economics, applied economics, and mathematics-economics majors is designed to encourage in-depth study and research. For economics department honors, a special honors paper is required; it may be an extension or improvement of a previously submitted paper. Students majoring in economics, applied economics, and mathematics-economics with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 and a GPA of at least 3.30 in economics courses may qualify for honors in economics. The student selects an economics faculty member as a sponsor and tutor. The research should be conducted during the fall and spring semesters of the student's senior year. The student is required to defend the honors paper before a committee of tutorial instructors and the chair of the department. The committee approves, at its discretion, departmental honors for individual students.

Requirements for the Major in Economics - B.A.
Credits in the major - Economics

ECON-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON-32100

Money and Banking

ECON-32500

Public Finance

ECON-33300

Econometrics I

ECON-34100

Micro Analysis

ECON-34200

Macro Analysis

ECON-41100

International Economics

ECON-49200

Special Problems in Economics (tutorial)

Total, required economics courses

27

Economics electives

9

Credits outside the major - Mathematics

One course selected from the following:

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making

MATH-11100

Calculus I

4

One course selected from the following:

MATH-14400

Business Statistics

MATH-24300

Statistics

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability

3-4

MATH-xxxxx

Mathematics elective

3-4

Other outside credits

Social science

6

Electives

66-68

Total, B.A. in economics

120

Requirements for the Major in Applied Economics - B.S.
Credits in the major

Economics

ECON-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON-22000

Managerial Economics

ECON-32100

Money and Banking

ECON-32200

Monetary Theory and Policy or

ECON-38200

Economics of Growth

ECON-32500

Public Finance

ECON-33300

Econometrics I

ECON-34100

Micro Analysis

ECON-34200

Macro Analysis

ECON-37200

Industrial Organization Economics

ECON-41100

International Economics

ECON-49200

Tutorial/Special Problems in Economics

Total, required economics courses

36

Economics electives

6

Business

ACCT-22500

Financial Accounting (3)

ACCT-22600

Management Accounting (3)

FINA-31100

Business Finance (3)

FINA-32100

Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (3)

12

Business electives

6

Credits outside the major - Mathematics

One course selected from the following:

MATH-10700

Fundamentals of Applied Calculus

MATH-10800

Calculus for Decision Making

MATH-11100

Calculus I

4

One course selected from the following:

MATH-14400

Business Statistics

MATH-24300

Statistics

MATH-24400

Statistics with Probability

3-4

MATH-xxxxx

Mathematics elective

3-4

Other outside credits - Speech communication electives

One course selected from the following:

SPCM-11000

Public Communication

SPCM-11500

Business and Professional Communication

SPCM-22500

Argumentation and Debate

3

Open electives

45-47

Total, B.A. in economics

120

Requirements for the Major in Mathematics-Economics - B.A.

See the following:
Mathematics

Requirements for the Minor in Economics
Credits in the field

Economics: ECON-12100-ECON-12200

6

Economics electives

12

Credits outside the field

Mathematics elective

4

Total required for minor

22