Portland-State-University 2017-2018 Bulletin

Economics B.A./B.S.


The BA and BS in Economics serve as the core of a liberal arts program and provide the fundamentals of economic analysis for students seeking a professional career in business or government.

In addition to meeting general university degree requirements, students must satisfy the following departmental requirements:

Economics Core

Ec 201Principles of Microeconomics


Ec 202Principles of Macroeconomics


Ec 311Microeconomic Theory



Ec 415Microeconomic Theory with Calculus


Ec 312Macroeconomic Theory


Total Credit Hours:16

One of the following

Ec 456American Economic History: the First Century


Ec 457American Economic History: the 20th Century


Ec 460History of Economic Thought


Ec 469Introduction to Econometrics


Total Credit Hours:4

Economics Electives (28 credits)

Up to 12 credits may be below EC 410; 16-28 credits must be numbered Ec 410 and above.

Ec 380 may be used to satisfy the requirement for courses numbered EC 410 and above.

Students may not use EC 415 as an economics elective.

Total Credit Hours:28

Mathematics and Statistics

Mth 251Calculus I


Stat 243Introduction to Probability and Statistics I


Stat 244Introduction to Probability and Statistics II


Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 60

Majors must take a minimum of 24 credits of upper division (300 and above) coursework in residence from this department and must maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average in work completed in this department.

All courses used to satisfy the departmental major requirements, whether taken in the department or elsewhere, must be taken for a letter grade and must be graded C- or above. Ec 403 Honors Thesis cannot be used to satisfy the requirements for the major in economics. Up to 4 credits of Ec 418 may be counted as upper division credit in the major.