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Students in Ohio Dominican University’s economics program develop skills that enable them to analyze and explain the challenges of resource allocation, within the context of the liberal arts and the Dominican tradition, in a dynamic global economy.

Degrees and programs offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Minor in Economics

A major in economics prepares the student for a career in business, government, research, consulting or teaching. It is good preparation for students seeking advanced studies in economics, business, law and public policy. 

See also:

  • 4+1 MBA Program

    Students may qualify for the 4+1 MBA program by combining a major in Economics and a second major in Finance, Insurance & Risk Management, Business Administration, Accounting, or International Business Administration. This combines the practical orientation of the functional areas of business and the analytical approach to challenges faced by various decision-making units and society.
  • Sample 4-Year Plan for Economics Majors
    The course plan below is a sample plan for your major; it does not and should not replace meeting with your Academic Advisor to map out the best course plan that suits your individual academic goals and placement upon initial registration.

    Classes listed may not necessarily be offered during a particular term. 

    Year 1
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ENG 110 ENG 111
    CORE 179 ECN 208
    ECN 207 CIS 107
    ACT 210 HST
    MTH 140 PHL
    Year 2
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 279 ECN 322
    ECN 325
    Required Elective (1)
    Foreign Language 110 Foreign Language 111
    THL Art/Music/Theatre
    Elective Elective
    Year 3
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    CORE 379 ECN 340
    Required Elective (2)
    Natural Science
    Social/Behavioral Science PHL
    Year 4
    Fall Semester Spring Semester
    ECN 479 LIT
    ECN 420 Social/Behavioral Science
    THL Elective

    Required Electives (1) – Choose 6 credits of ECN courses

    Required Elective (2) – Choose one of the following:

    • FIN 325, MTH 240, IRM 303, ACT 220

    Faculty Advisors should help students pick Emphasis Electives and Minors based on career path. Other electives should be towards minor or graduate school prerequisites (meet with Advisor) and all students need 120 credits (15 credits per semester) to graduate in 4 years.

Course Requirements

  • B. A. in Economics
    Students must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in addition to the major requirements listed below.
    Courses Credits
    ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics 3*
    ECN 208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3*
    ECN 322 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3*
    ECN 325 Intermediate Microeconomics 3*
    ECN 340 International Economics 3*
    ECN 420 History of Economic Thought 3*
    ECN 479 CORE: Economic Analysis 3*
    ECN Electives 6*
    ACT 210 Accounting for Financial Decision Making 3*

    Select one course from the following:

    Courses Credits
    FIN 325 Managerial Finance 3
    MTH 240 Calculus I** 4
    IRM 303 Project Management 3
    ACT 220 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making 3

    Required Correlative

    Courses Credits
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3

    Select one of the following:

    Courses Credits
    CIS 107 Computer Applications or, if qualified 3
    CIS 234 Database Management Systems 3

    Total Credits Required 39-40

    * Used to calculate the Major GPA

    ** Highly recommended for students interested in graduate studies in economics.

  • Minor in Economics
    Courses Credits
    ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics 3
    ECN 208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    ECN 322 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
    ECN 325 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    ECN Electives 6
    Total Credits Required 18