UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Economics Major

Major Requirements 42-44 Total Credits

OPTION A: College of Business and Economics
OPTION B: College of Arts and Sciences
(Liberal Arts)

Required Courses: 21 cr. hrs.
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr.
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr.
ECON 226 Introduction to Statistics
or MATH 226 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 cr.
or equivalent upon Chair's approval
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 cr.
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 cr.
ECON 326 Statistics for Economics and Business 3 cr.
ECON 480 Senior Seminar (writing intensive) 3 cr.

Elective Courses*: 18 cr. hrs.
Choose 18 credits from the following categories with at most nine credits from the disciplines outside the area of Economics:

  • Elective courses in the area of Economics: ECON 305, ECON 312, ECON 316, ECON 324, ECON 328, ECON 329, ECON 332, ECON 334, ECON 338, ECON 340, ECON 342, ECON 344, ECON 362, ECON 378, ECON 379, ECON 426, ECON 489, ECON 499
  • Elective courses outside the area of Economics: ACCT 232, ACCT 321, ACCT 322, ACCT 356; BLAW 265, BLAW 266; CBE 370 (limited to one 3-credit study tour); CSIS 161, CSIS 162, CSIS 215, CSIS 225; FINC 345, FINC 347, FINC 348, FINC 446; MNGT 300, MNGT 318, MNGT 320, MNGT 330, MNGT 340, MNGT 350, MNGT 355, MNGT 361, MNGT 430; MKTG 310, MKTG 312, MKTG 355, MKTG 365, MKTG 445; AGEC 355, AGEC 450; GEOG 220, GEOG 237; MATH 236, MATH 256, MATH 266, MATH 316, MATH 326, MATH 327, MATH 331, MATH 356, MATH 357, MATH 366, MATH 367, MATH 371, MATH 431, MATH 456; PHIL 304; POLS 212, POLS 230, POLS 245, POLS 369; or PSYC 250, PSYC 265.

*Some elective courses may have prerequisites

OPTION A - Required Supporting Courses: 4-5 cr. hrs.
CBE 100 Orientation to CBE 0.5 cr.
CBE 300 Professional Development 0.5 cr.
ECON 205 Quantitative Analysis
or MATH 156 or MATH 166 3-4 cr.

OPTION B - Required Supporting Course: 3-4 cr. hrs.
ECON 205 Quantitative Analysis
or MATH 156 or MATH 166 3-4 cr.

Department of Economics

124 South Hall
715-425-3335
www.uwrf.edu/CBE/

Hamid Tabesh–Chair, Hossein Eftekari, Jennifer Hafer, Logan Kelly, Pascal Ngoboka, John Walker, Laura Boche-Senior Academic Adviser.

The vision of the College of Business and Economics is to be a community of choice and the regional leader in the acquisition, study, application and sharing of business, economics and information technology knowledge. Consistent with this vision, the college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

Admission Requirements

For all majors in the College of Business and Economics (CBE):
Completion of at least 27 required general education credits with a minimum GPA of 2.25.

Additionally, the following must be completed, or in progress for completion, during the semester preceding admission. Students may register prior to acceptance, but acceptance is required for attendance in CBE upper-level courses. Students with Lower Division GPAs between 2.25 and 2.50 may petition the Assistant Dean for consideration on a case-by-case basis.

For admission to the Economics major:
GPA of 2.50 in ECON 201; ECON 202; ECON 205 (or MATH 156 or MATH 166); ENGL 100; CBE 100