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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, B.S.B.E.

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UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core Hours: 28-31

*Students who have an AP English Language and Composition score of 4 or 5, an ACT English score of 32 or higher, an SAT verbal score of 720 or higher, or have been accepted into the University’s Honors Program may fulfill the Composition and Communication I and II requirement with CIS 112 /WRD 112 .

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Graduation Composition and Communication hours (GCCR): 3

Premajor Requirements

Students must complete 20-26 credit hours taken from the following courses:

Subtotal: Premajor hours: 20-26

*CIS 110 /WRD 110 , CIS 111 /WRD 111 , CIS 112 /WRD 112  and MA 123  may also be used toward partial fulfillment of UK Core requirements.

**B&E 105 is not a premajor requirement for the B.S.B.A. with a major in General Business.

College Core

The college core, a total of 18 credit hours, consists of the following courses:

Subtotal: College Core hours: 18

Major Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics, a student is required to have 21 credit hours as follows:

Subtotal: Major hours: 21

*At least 6 hours of ECO electives must be at the 400 level.


Each of the degree programs affords the student considerable opportunity and freedom of choice to take elective courses. The number of electives will vary depending on the student and their major. Each student must meet the general minimum hours for graduation. Students pursuing a second degree must have a minimum of 144 hours. A maximum of six hours of technical courses can be counted for electives. A total of four electives may be taken on a pass/fail basis if they are not being used for any other type of requirement, nor taught through the student’s major department(s).


Students must complete a minimum of 120 hours to graduate with a B.S.B.E. degree.

Suggested Premajor Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Subtotal: 16

Spring Semester

Subtotal: 16

Sophomore Year

Subtotal: 15

** STA 296  fulfills the UK Core Statistical Inferential Reasoning requirement.

Subtotal: 16

Suggested Upper-Division Economics Curriculum

Junior Year

Subtotal: 15

Spring Semester

Subtotal: 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Subtotal: 15

Spring Semester

Subtotal: 15

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