Bachelor of Science in Economics

Program Contact: Donn Johnson   203-582-8205

The BS in Economics program teaches students the core theories of economics. Students learn to analyze social and business problems and to examine the proper role of the market and the government in solving these problems. They are able to apply their analytical skills to analyze and interpret economic behavior and forecast political and societal trends. Students have the opportunity to take specialized courses such as Environmental Economics (EC 304), Game Theory (EC 355), Law and Economics (EC 320), Money and Banking (EC 341) and Public Finance (EC 330).

Besides studying essential economic theories, students also learn to analyze individual markets and assess the impact public policy has on the economy. This versatile major makes students attractive to employers and prepares students for a successful career in banking, government, law, the insurance industry and elsewhere. 

Recent economics majors have secured prominent jobs with the Federal Reserve Board, General Electric, Liberty Mutual, Oppenheimer Funds and other industrial and insurance firms.

BS in Economics Curriculum

Students majoring in economics must meet the following requirements for graduation:

University Curriculum 146
College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum 221-24
Economics Core Requirements
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 112Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 211Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 212Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC 272Advanced Applied Statistics3
EC 365Econometrics3
EC 450Senior Seminar3
Economics Electives 312
Select four economics courses numbered 200 or higher.
Free Electives20-23
Total Credits120-126

College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum

The College of Arts and Sciences offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. Students earning either degree must complete one foreign language through the 102-level, and all students are encouraged to pursue a balanced program of study.

In addition, students earning a bachelor of arts degree must fulfill separate requirements for breadth and depth of study.

For the breadth requirement, students must complete at least 3 credits in each of the four CAS disciplinary areas other than the area of the student’s major. These areas are fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. A course taken to fulfill the CAS breadth requirement may not also be used to fulfill a UC requirement.

For the depth requirement, students must complete at least 9 credits within a single subject area other than that of the major. (A “subject area” is identified with a catalog subject code, such as PL, CJ, WS, MA, etc.) 

A student enrolled in the Accelerated Dual-Degree BA/JD or BS/JD (3+3) program is exempt from these College of Arts and Sciences requirements, with the exception of the foreign language requirement. A student pursuing a double major is likewise exempt from these College of Arts and Sciences requirements, with the exception of the foreign language requirement.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will achieve the following competencies:

  1. Knowledge of Economics: Students demonstrate and can apply the core theories of economics.
  2. Quantitative Reasoning: Students develop the ability to represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally, and to interpret mathematical models such as graphs, tables and schematics to draw inferences. They also develop an ability to use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric and statistical methods to solve social and business problems.
  3. Critical Thinking: Students develop the ability to recognize problems and to acquire, assess and synthesize information to analyze social and business problems.

Admission Requirements: College of Arts and Sciences

The requirements for admission into the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective first-year students are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.