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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Bachelor of Arts 

This major serves as the core program of the Department of Economics. Its purpose is to prepare the student for entry into a profession as well as for graduate work in economics, business, or related disciplines.


Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the new Core Curriculum, which takes effect with the Class of 2016, is available at http://www.providence.edu/academic-affairs/core-curriculum.

Required Courses:

  6.   OR   OR  
  7. MTH 217 - Introduction to Statistics  OR MTH 423 - Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics I 
  9. In addition to the five core courses in the major, students choose from a wide array of upper-division (300-400 level) economics electives to fulfill their remaining economics course requirements for the major, totaling 21 credit hours. These electives enable the economics major to gain depth and breadth in particular areas of economics and are closely related to career paths students may be interested in pursuing. Of the seven upper-division electives, at least one course must be a 400-level economics course. NOTE: Beginning with the Class of 2017,   will replace one elective as a major requirement.

To encourage our majors to obtain a broad and comprehensive understanding of the issues related to their field of study, economics majors have the option of fulfilling one of their economics electives by taking a related course from another department or program. All course substitutions must be made in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and require the prior approval of the economics department chair.

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