Economics- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of Economics, 2054 Farmer School of Business, 513-529-2836.

Miami offers three programs in economics, two in the College of Arts & Science (Economics and Quantitative Economics) and one in the Farmer school of Business (Business-Economics). The same core of economics courses is required for all three programs; the differences are in the divisional requirements. You should choose this program if you are interested in a liberal arts background in addition to your major.

Honors in Economics

For details on honors in economics please see the departmental website.

Program Requirements

(30 semester hours, plus 16 related hours)

Core courses
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ECO 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 311Examining Economic Data and Models3
ECO 315Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECO 317Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
Select 15 hours in economics that are at the 300-level or above; at least six of these hours must be in courses that require ECO 315 and/or ECO 317 as a prerequisites and are numbered at 410 or above. 1, 215
Related Hours16
Select one of the following:
Business Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus II
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Business Statistics
Applied Statistics
Select remaining hours from accountancy, decision sciences, finance, geography, history, management information systems, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, statistics, or computer science and software engineering
Total Credit Hours46

ECO 315 and ECO 317 must be taken at Miami. At least three additional hours of economics numbered 300 or higher must be taken at Miami. Up to three hours of Summer Scholar credit can be applied toward the 15 hours of economics. Any exception to this must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.


Prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level courses include ECO 201 and ECO 202 unless otherwise noted.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Economics meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: ECO 311ECO 315, ECO 317, and two economics courses numbered 410 or above.

Mathematics and statistics beyond the minimum requirement is recommended if you are considering graduate school in economics. See your advisor.