Sample Five Semester Pre-Economics Plan

Students who place below College Algebra based on their SAT/ACT math scores or the ALEKS Math Placement exam should be prepared to take multiple prerequisite math courses as they prepare for their Pre-Economics Foundation Courses.  Students will likely apply for Advanced Standing to the professional phase of the BA Economics program during the first semester of their Junior year.

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.

Freshman Year

First Semester
Course  
Units

ENGL 101* First Year Composition 
MATH 100 Preparation for University-Level Mathematics
SAS 100AX Math Success Strategies
MIS 111 Computers and Internetworked Society
MIS 112 Computers and Internetworked Society (Lab)

Students are limited to 14 total credits t the beginning of the first semester to allow them the necessary time to focus on math abilities.  A student's performance in MATH 100 and SAS 100AX will determine future UA MATH courses.  Students can register for a late-start 10-week or 7-week General Education course if desired. 

Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days

3
3
2
3
1
 
 
Total  
12
Second Semester
Course
Units

ENGL 102* First Year Composition 
MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications 
Tier I General Education
Tier I General Education 
Second Language   

Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days

3
3
3
3
4
Total
16
Summer

Students who wish to accelerate their semester plans must be prepared to take math courses in an accelerated format in Summer.  Please speak with an academic advisor for more information.  


 

Sophomore Year

First Semester
Course
Units
MATH 113* Brief Calculus or 116* Calculus Concepts for Business Majors  
Tier I General Education 
Tier I General Education 
Tier I General Education
Second Language

   
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days




Total
17
Second Semester
Course
Units

BNAD 276* Statistical Inference in Management 
ECON 200* Basic Economic Issues
Second Language
Tier I General Education 
Minor

   
Attend Career Showcase and UA Spring Career Days. Apply for Professional Admissions.

3
3
4
3
3
Total
16
Summer
We highly recommend that students participate in a study abroad and career-related experience.

 

Junior Year

First Semester
Course
Units


BCOM 212* Fundamentals of Communication
Tier II General Education 
Tier II General Educations
Second Language
MInor

   
Attend Eller Career Expo and UA Fall Career Days.  Apply for Professional Admissions.

3
3
3
4
3
Total
16

 

Students have the opportunity to review and retest on the ALEKS Math Placement Exam.  Students wishing to accelerate their semester plans should speak with an academic advisor.  

This sample plan is designed with roughly 30 credits per year.  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 into the professional phase of the BA Economics program.  Advanced Standing is required in order to take all 300 and 400-level professional core and major courses.