Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
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A concentration in Economics may be established through completion of 36 credits following a standard four-year curriculum of basic and advanced study in macro- and microeconomics analysis and in applied fields of economics such as monetary economics, international economics, public finance, economic development, industrial economics, economic history and labor economics. Studies to develop quantitative competence are a prerequisite.

Concentration Requirements

ECO 103: Principles of Macroeconomics3 cr
ECO 104: Principles of Microeconomics3 cr
Money and Financial Institutions3 cr
ECO 410: Global Economics3 cr
Intermediate Macroeconomics3 cr
Intermediate Microeconomics or Managerial3 cr

Electives in Economics:

  • History of Economic Thought
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • Comparative Economics
  • Economics of Health Care
  • Economics of Third World Countries
  • Economics of Poverty
  • Economic Development
15 cr
ECO 499: Capstone3 cr


  • MAT 105: Statistics

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Economics will be able to:

  1. explain how market systems function, including supply and demand, resource allocation, government regulation effects, and the influence of global factors;
  2. discuss the effects of fiscal and monetary policy;
  3. explain how financial institutions function, including the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. banking system, and international influences;
  4. recognize the factors causing inflation, unemployment, growth, and recession;
  5. explain industry structure and organization;
  6. explain global economic concepts; including international trade, balance of payments and foreign currency exchange;
  7. critically explain the complex interrelationships among economic factors;
  8. use quantitative skills for economic problem solving;
  9. apply communication skills directly related to economics terminology; and
  10. analyze economic policies and contribute to public discussions of economic issues.