Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Apr 01, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Economics


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The Bachelor of Science in Economics prepares students to think critically using the theories and concepts of economics. Students learn to apply both quantitative tools and economic reasoning to business, government and non-profit organizations in the domestic arena, and also to economic development organizations serving the poor in the international arena. A faith-based biblical worldview is integrated into every course.

The Economics major combines the concepts of market theory, capitalism, macroeconomic policy, and quantitative problem-solving/econometrics to give students a solid economic foundation. The degree also provides the students with the latest in Healthcare Economics, Big Data, Money and Banking, and Business Finance. An international perspective rounds out the program with courses in International Political Economy and Economic Development. The program design allows the biblical perspective on serving the least advantaged to challenge students’ understanding of poverty and inequality in our world. Students apply critical thinking to the problems of poverty through the use of economic analysis. Both ECO 565 - Economic Development  and ECO 579 - International Political Economy  are directly transferable into the Master of Science in Economics .

In addition to courses required for the major, all students must complete a selection of General Education courses, see below.

Classes are taught in seminar format. Selected degree coursework is enhanced with online Internet instruction that provides greater flexibility in completing assignments outside the classroom.

The Economics degree requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education Core (42 hours)
Economics Foundations Core (13 hours)
Major Core (33 hours)
Electives (32 hours)

General Education Requirements (42 credit hours)


Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Required Foundations Core for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics (13 credit hours)


Elective Requirements (32 credit hours)


Choose 32 hours of elective credits. 

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree: Economics


The faculty recommends students in the B.S. in Economics to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, economics foundations core, and major core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU Residency requirements .
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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