If you have completed fewer than 60 credit hours, simply make an appointment to discuss the major with the Economics advisor. If you have completed more than 60 credit hours, you must meet department requirements and must complete a graduation plan with the Economics advisor.
Economics majors must have a minimum MU cumulative GPA of 2.5 AND a MU Economics GPA of 2.67 after at least 8 hours of Economics coursework. All A&S majors are expected to complete English 1000 and Mathematics 1100 with a grade of C- or above before junior standing is reached.
The Bachelor of Arts is a general liberal arts degree that is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining employment in one of many careers that an undergraduate degree in economics unlocks, or who are seeking a graduate degree and career in business administration, law, public policy, etc. The Bachelor of Science has a stronger emphasis on mathematics and statistics, and is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree and career in economics, finance, or other fields that require a more rigorous quantitative training.
Economics is a versatile degree if you are uncertain about your post-graduation plans. Graduates in Economics enter a diverse field of jobs in government, banking, insurance or other financial sectors, private sector businesses or even open their own businesses. An Economics degree will provide you a good foundation on how the economy and the world work and an understanding of the effects of policy issues.
Yes. Economics is a versatile degree with broad applications. Students who study economics have the opportunity to hone their reasoning and decision-making abilities and to obtain analytical skills using data, logic, and critical thinking. Such skills are invaluable in advancing a career in our global environment. Many students studying statistics, mathematics, political science, psychology, journalism, business, etc. choose to pursue an additional degree or minor in economics.
The Trulaske College of Business offers a concentration in economics, which may be a good option for students who are primarily interested in a business-related field, such as finance, and desire additional training in economics beyond the economics courses required for the business degree. Students must meet the requirements of the Trulaske College of Business to be admitted to upper-level study in business and must be advised by an advisor in the Trulaske College of Business. For an appointment with a Business advisor, call (573) 882-7073 or visit their offices in 111 Cornell Hall.
Yes. The skills and abilities that you will obtain from studying economics coincide with the characteristics of an effective lawyer. Data shows that students who studied economics as pre-law obtained higher LSAT scores and wages.
The first class that students usually take is Econ 1014: Principles of Microeconomics.
Yes, but the last 12 economics credit hours of the minor and the last 21 credit hours of the major must be taken on campus. Also, ensure that if you are bringing an economics class from another university that it meets the equivalency requirements of the Mizzou economics department.
That depends on which degree you are pursuing. A student working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree will generally take less mathematics. A student working for a Bachelor of Science degree will take a more quantitative course load with more rigorous amounts of math and statistics.
Yes. You must complete a minimum of 12-13 credit hours in a single foreign language unless you have taken four years of the same foreign language while in high school. If you are pursuing a BS degree, you can fulfill this language requirement by getting Department of Economics permission to substitute 12 hours of coursework in an approved subject. For the BS-Economics foreign language alternative, the classes must be numbered 2000 or above.
To obtain a minor in Economics a student must complete a minimum of 18 hours in Economics with the last 12 credit hours in residence (on the Columbia campus). The required courses are Econ 1014, 1015, 3251 or 4351, and three Economics electives, with at least one elective at the 4000-level. Students who take Econ 1051H (honors) may complete the minor with 17 credit hours.
All Economics majors in the College of Arts and Science are required to take the Major Field Test in Economics in the spring semester before graduation. It is a standardized test over concepts in several fields of economic study.
The major field test score does not appear on your official university transcript. However, the score maybe used to calculate a portion of your grade in Econom 4971.
In order to graduate with the General Honors certificate, you must be accepted by the Honors College, complete a minimum of 20 hours of honors classes designated or approved by the Honors College, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5. In order to graduate with Departmental Honors in Economics, you must have a minimum of 3.3 overall GPA, a minimum GPA of 3.5 in Economics courses and must complete Econ 4995: Honors Pro Seminar. More details are available athttp://economics.missouri.edu/undergraduate/honors.shtml.
Any course designated with an 'H' at the end of the course number counts as an honors course. Econ 4995 (Honors Pro Seminar) also counts as an honors course. Alternatively, students wishing to earn honors credit for a non-honors course may enter into a contract with the professor to earn honors credit. Contact the Honors College for more information.
The first math course you take depends on your past math experience. The University uses the scores from either the ACT, SAT or the ALEKS exam in order to place students in the proper level of Mathematics class. The ALEKS exam is given online throughout the year. Please consult with an advisor to determine the exact course suitable for you. For more information, visit mathplacement.missouri.edu.
Yes, you can. But, keep in mind that you will get credits only once for a class. Students often take Math 1100 to refresh their memory or build their confidence if they feel they don't have adequate experience in Mathematics. Please consult an advisor if you are unsure which class is right for you.
You must take a minimum of 12 hours each semester in order to keep your status as a full time student. A typical class load is 15 -16 hours each semester for a full time student in Economics.
You will log on to http://myzou.missouri.edu. Under the menu window, click Self-Service. Under Self-Service, click Enrollment. From here, you can add, drop or browse for coursework.
Contact the Department of Economics at 882-0063, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by 118 Professional Building. Permission numbers are needed to enroll in Writing Intensive (WI) and capstone classes.
Two WI classes are required for all undergraduate degrees at the University. Students must take one WI class in their major and may take the other WI course in any subject at 1000-level or above. Many students in Economics fulfill their WI requirements by taking two Economics WI classes.
The designated WI Economics classes change from semester to semester. Typically, the Department of Economics offers two WI Economics courses each semester. Econ 4311: Labor Economics, Econ 4315: Public Economics and Econ 4357: Health Economics are often offered as WI classes.
You may search "Writing Intensive Course" or "Writing Intensive Section" under Course Attribute Value on the MyZou Class Search page or browse a list of available WI courses on the Campus Writing Program web site:http://cwp.missouri.edu/?page_id=23
If you took Econ 1051 (Journalism), you must have at least 30 hours of Economics for the major or 18 hours for the minor. If you take Econ 1051 Honors, then one hour of Economics is waived and you may graduate with 29 hours in the major or 17 hours in the minor.
The department offers various scholarships in varying amounts to juniors and seniors majoring in Economics (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration). Applicants should have a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 and a 3.5 or higher in Economics courses.
Both courses are capstone courses in economics. Econom 4995 is designed for students who wish to earn departmental honors. Students taking 4995 also need to enroll in the Supplemental Senior Seminar in Economics (Econom 4971). This is the 1-hr capstone course offered only in the spring and prepares students for the Major Field Test, which is required of all Economics majors prior to graduation.
Courses in which a student earns a C- or below are eligible for course repeat policy. The first step is to retake the course. Upon completion of the second attempt of the course, the student must submit a request for GPA adjustment form to the University Registrar's Office, 125 Jesse Hall. The first attempt of the course will then be removed from the student's cumulative GPA. It should be noted that the first grade will still be visible on the student's transcript and that semester's GPA will not be adjusted. Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an advisor to determine whether re-enrollment is advisable (certain department or divisional policies may be important). Further, students should be aware that repeating a course may have an impact on financial aid, insurance, entrance to professional schools, participation in athletics, immigration status, and other non-academic matters. For more questions, please visit http://registrar.missouri.edu/policies/course-repeat.php
The Student Success Center offers free tutoring for students enrolled in Econ 1014, 1015, and 1051 at least two days a week from 5:00-7:00 PM. The tutors are located on the main floor of the Student Success Center. More information about the Student Success Center is available athttp://learningcenter.missouri.edu/index.shtml