Economics Four Year Plan

This is only a sample plan and requirements are subject to change and may vary based on catalog year, placement tests, AP/CLEP credit, transfer work, summer school, etc. The official degree requirements are found in the University General Catalog and all University of Arizona students should refer to their Academic Advisement Report through UAccess for their specific requirements for graduation.

All students enter as Pre-Economics students, and must go through a selective Advanced Standing process to gain entry to the upper-division Economics courses.  The following plan is designed on the assumption that a student places into College Algebra with SAT/ACT scores or through the ALEKS Math Placement Exam; students who test lower than College Algebra should refer to the Pre-Economics Five-Semester Plan and work with their academic advisor to learn how they can adjust their schedule to meet their educational goals. 

Freshman Year

1st Semester
Course Units
ENGL 101* First Year Composition  
MIS 111* Computers and Internetworked Society 
MIS 112* Computers and Internetworked Society Lab  
Math 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications  
Tier I General Education and/or Second Language  
    
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days




3-7 
Total 13-17
2nd Semester
Course Units
ENGL 102* First Year Composition  
Math 113 or MATH 116* Calculus Concepts for Business Majors (Grade of C or better required for students to be eligible to apply for Economics Major)
Tier I General Education  
Tier I General Education
Second Language 

   
Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days



3
4
Total 16
Summer

Use summer to catch up on math if behind in sequencing based on placement results prior to freshman year.

Sophomore Year

1st Semester
Course Units
BNAD 276* Statistical Inference in Management 
ECON 200* Basic Economic Issues  
Tier I General Education  
Second Language
Minor Course
    
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days



4


Total 16
2nd Semester
Course Units

BCOM 212* Fundamentals of Communication  
Second Language
Tier I General Education  
Tier 1 General Education
Minor Course

Career Showcase and apply for Professional Admissions in February, and attend UA Spring Career Days





3
Total 16
Summer
We highly recommend that students participate in a study abroad and career-related experience.

In order to take the following upper-division courses, students must be admitted to the major through a competitive and selective Professional Admission process.  

Junior Year

1st Semester
Course Units

ECON 361 Intermediate Microeconomics 
Economics Elective
Tier II General Education
Tier II General Education
Minor Course


Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days 





Total 16
2nd Semester
Course Units
ECON 332 Intermediate Macroeconomics  
Economics Elective
Tier II General Education
Minor Course
Elective
   
Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days





 
Total 16
Summer
Use summer to gain career-related experience through internships, study abroad, or volunteering.

Senior Year

1st Semester
Course Units

Economics Elective (400 Level)
Economics Elective 
Minor Course
Elective
Elective


  
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days 




3
3
Total 15
2nd Semester
Course Units

Economics Elective (400 Level)
Economics Elective (400 Level)
Economics Elective
Minor Course

Attend Career Showcase, UA Spring Career Days, and graduate in May


3
3
3
Total 12
Summer
Enjoy your summer and continue the job search if necessary!

 

Students can meet the Second Language requirement by demonstrating fourth semester proficiency through examination or taking any of a variety of second semester language courses. Additionally, one course in the student's degree program must focus on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Non-Western Area Studies. Some General Education classes are designed to fulfill this requirement. Each student needs to meet a minimum of 120 total credits. Please consult with your Advisement Report and your Academic Advisor.

* Eller Foundation Courses: Required to apply for Advanced Standing n into the upper-division phase of the BA Economics program. Advanced Standing is required in order to take all 300 & 400-level Economics Courses.