UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Economics Academic Plan

Economics majors are encouraged to complete a minor or second major.For the complete listing of major electives in economics, go to the CBE website or the university catalog.

  Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

CBE 100 Orientation to CBE - 0.5 
General Education CW (ENGL 100) - 3
General Education M (MATH 146) - 3
General Education SB (ECON 100 or 150) - 3
General Education CS - 3
General Education SI - 3
Total semester credits - 15.5

ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics - 3
General Education SB - 3
General Education EC - 3
General Education SI - 3
General Education HF - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Sophomore
Year

ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3
ECON 205 Quantitative Analysis - 3
     [unless Math 156 or 166 already taken]
General Education CA (ENGL 200) - 3
General Education HW (P ED 108) - 1 
2nd Major/Minor/General Elective courses - 6
Total semester credits - 16

ECON 226 or MATH 226 Fundamentals of Statistics - 3
Economics Elective (list below) - 3
2nd Major/Minor/General Elective course - 3
General Education HF - 3
American Cultural Diversity ACD - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Junior
Year

ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics - 3
ECON 326 Statistics for Business & Economics - 3
Economics Elective (list below) - 3
2nd Major/Minor/General Elective courses - 6
Total semester credits - 15

CBE 300 Professional Development - 0.5 
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics - 3
Economics Elective (list below) - 3
2nd Major/Minor/General Elective courses - 6
Global Perspectives G - 3
Total semester credits - 15.5

Senior
Year

Economics Electives (list below) - 6
2nd Major/Minor/General Elective courses - 9
Total semester credits - 15

ECON 480 Senior Seminar - 3 
Economics Elective (list below) - 3
2nd Major/Minor/General Elective courses - 7
Total semester credits - 13

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 34 cr.
American Cultural Diversity and Global Perspectives - 6 cr.
Major - 39 cr.
Required Supporting Courses - 4-5 cr.
2nd Major/Minor/General Electives - 36-37 cr.
Credits to Degree - 120 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four years. After consulting with their advisers, students may make other course choices which would meet the program requirements and be more suitable for them.

Economics Electives: Choose 18 credits from the following categories with at most 9 credits from the disciplines outside the area of Economics:

  • Elective courses in the area of Economics: ECON 305, 312, 316, 324, 329, 332, 340, 342, 362, 378, 379, 426, 489, 499 
  • Elective courses outside the area of Economics: ACCT 232, 321, 322, 356; BLAW 265, 266; CBE 370 (3 cr. only); CSIS 161, 162, 215, 225; FINC 345, 347, 348, 446; MNGT 300, 318, 320, 330, 340, 350, 355, 361, 430; MKTG 310, 312, 355, 365, 445; AGEC 355, 450; GEOG 220, 237; MATH 236, 256, 266, 316, 326, 327, 331, 356, 357, 366, 367, 371, 431, 456; PHIL 304; POLS 212, 230, 245, 369; PSYC 250, 360

Some elective courses may have prerequisites.