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Academic Program Guide


Economics


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2016 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

Economics is a limited-access major. To be admitted into economics, you must have completed at least 52 hours, have earned a “C” or better in ECO2013 and ECO2023, be in good standing at FSU, and have an overall GPA of 2.5. It is a 39-hour major, including the math and statistics courses, and requires at least a “C minus" in all major coursework. The economics major is intended to prepare students for entry into graduate schools and professional schools of law, business, economics, and social sciences. Students learn about the critical issues in economics, the tools needed to analyze those issues and prepare them for entry-level positions in financial, managerial, and administrative areas of the public and private sector. Some of the topics covered include: theory of markets and the price system, the organization of industries, labor supply and its uses, the commercial banking and credit system, government finance, the national income and its production and distribution, economic growth and development, and international trade and finance.

Mapping Coordinator: Lisha Stafford
Email: LStafford@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC11013
MAC1105 or higher mathematics3-4
GE History3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 1
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1105 or higher ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC21353
Statistics (STA2023, STA2122 or STA4321)3
ECO2023 or ECO20133
GE Natural Science3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Milestones 2
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete STA2023 or STA2122 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete ECO2013 or ECO2023 with C or better
Term 3 hrs
ECO2023 or ECO20133
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Oral Communication Competency3
Elective *(suggested: Pre-calculus)3
Elective *(suggested: Trigonometry)2-3
Milestones 3
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete both ECO2013 and ECO 2023 with C or better
Oral Communication Competency strongly recommended(SPC1017, SPC2608)
Term 4 hrs
GE Ethics3
GE Core Natural Science4
GE Social Science3
Elective 3
Elective *(Suggested: Calculus I)3-4
Milestones 4
Overall GPA 2.50 or higher
Complete General Education Requirements
Identify Minor from pre-approved list or speak with Economics Undergraduate Director
Term 5 hrs
Economics Core Course 3
Economics course3
Economics course3
Minor course or Economics Core course3
Elective *(Suggested: Calculus II)3-4
Milestones 5
Good Academic Standing
Complete One Economics Core Course
Complete Two Economics Elective Courses
Term 6 hrs
Economics Core Course 3
Economics course3
Minor course or Economics Core course3
Elective *(Suggested: Calculus III)3-5
Elective *(Suggested: Linear Algebra)3
Milestones 6
Good Acadamic standing
Complete Two Economics Core Courses
Complete Three Economics Elective Courses
Request Graduation Check from Registrar
Complete Social Science Grad Check
Complete 20 hrs of 3000/4000 level
Term 7 hrs
Economics Core Course3
Minor course3
Economics Course3
Elective *(Suggesated: Probability)3
Elective 3
Milestones 7
Good Academic Standing
Complete Three Economics Core Courses (ECO3431 no later than Term 7)
Complete Four Economics Elective Courses
Complete Economics Specialty Area
Recommended:Take GRE/ apply for Graduate Study
Complete Multicultural Requirement
Complete Oral Competency Requirement
Term 8 hrs
Economics Course3
Minor course3
Economics Core Course3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Milestones 8
Good Academic Standing
Complete Four Economics Core Courses
Complete Five Economics Elective Courses
Complete Upper Level Requirement
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete Minor

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Bank Examiner, Consultant to business, government, etc., Credit Analyst, Economist, Investment analyst, Economic Analyst, Loan Officer, Financial Reporter/Analyst, Purchasing Agent, Teacher: College or Junior College (with further education), Securities Broker, Underwriter, Actuary, Insurance Claim Examiner

Representative Employers: Banks and Financial Institutions, Large Manufacturing Firms, Insurance Companies, Research Firms, Brokerage Houses, Trade Unions, Governmental Agencies, Business Associations, College and Universities (Ph.D. graduate), Consulting Firms

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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