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Economics (B.S.)

Program Requirements for 2015-2016 Catalog Year

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The General Education Program Website is located at http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    FGCU Course: ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Acctg. (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX021

    FGCU Course: ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Acctg. (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ACGX071

    FGCU Course: CGS 1100 Computer Software and Technology (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: CGSX100

    FGCU Course: ECO 2013 Principles of Macro Economics (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX013

    FGCU Course: ECO 2023 Principles of Micro Economics (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: ECOX023

    FGCU Course: MAC 2233 Elementary Calculus (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: MACX233

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX023

  3. Business Common Core (27 credits)
    BUL 3130 Legal & Ethical Environment of Bus (3)
    FIN 3403 Business Finance (3)
    ISM 3011 Information Systems (3)
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management (3)
    MAR 3023 Introduction to Marketing (3)
    GEB 4890 Business Strategy (capstone) (3)
    ENC 3250 Professional Writing (3)
    SPC 2023 Public Speaking (3)
    TRA 3151 Operations Management (3)

  4. Required Courses in the Major (12 credits)
    ECO 3101 Intermediate Price Theory (3)
    ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
    ECO 3410 Econometrics I (3)
    ECP 3009 Moral Foundations & Capitalism (capstone) (3)

  5. Restricted Electives (15 credits)
    Select an additional 15 credits of approved upper division (3000-4000 level) Economics electives (ECO, ECP, ECS or FIN 3244 - Money and Capital Markets), from the following list: ECO 3703; 4504; 4941; ECP 3006; 3302; 3613; 3703; 3905; 3930; ECS 4013; or FIN 3244. (Other 3-4000 level courses with an Economics focus may be considered to meet the elective requirements - see LCOB advisor)

  6. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  7. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits, with at least 48 hours at the upper division (3-4000 level).
  • Earn a grade of C or higher in the Common Prerequisites, Business Common Core, Required Courses in the Major, and Restricted Electives.
  • Complete the last 30 credits of business courses at FGCU.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 credits of courses in the major at FGCU.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See http://www.fgcu.edu/connect  
  • Complete the standardized business knowledge assessment exam administered during the last semester in GEB 4890 Business Strategy.