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  • Undergraduate majors/minors

    Similar to the flexibility you can have with an economics degree, you have a lot of flexibility in the courses you need to earn an economics major. UW-L students have the opportunity to earn an economics major/minor through any of the university's colleges, not only the College of Business Administration. The economics department offers a wide variety of elective courses.

     

    Economics Major

     

    College of Business Administration 

    21 credits in courses numbered 300 or above including ECO 305 and 308 and 15 credits of electives. Of the elective credits, three may be from any course in the College of Business Administration. The remainder must be course work offered by the economics department. (Courses taken to satisfy the major must be in addition to any courses taken to meet the College of Business Administration core requirements.)

    All colleges excluding Business Administration and Teacher Certification programs 

    33 credits – ECO 110, 120, 305, 308, a research methods course from BUS 230, ECO 307, MTH 305, POL 361, PSY 420, or SOC 350 (MTH 145 is required) and 18 credits of electives. At least 12 credits of these electives must be taken in economics courses numbered 300 or above. Up to six credits of electives may be taken from MTH 207, 208, 309, 341; POL 211, 313, 330, 353; and any course numbered 200 or greater offered by a department in the College of Business Administration. College of Business Administration students may also select this as a second major by meeting the above requirements. 

     

     Economics Minor

     

    All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs

    18 credits – ECO 110, 120, and 12 credits of electives in courses numbered 300 or above in economics. Education students are also required to take GEO 200, EFN 200 and CI 381 (total five credits) in addition to the credits for the minor. 

     

    Economics Education Minor (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification)

    (Teacher Certification programs) 18 credits – ECO 110, 120, and 12 credits of electives in courses numbered 300 or above in economics excluding ECO 408.

    Teacher certification candidates must also complete EC0 408 (4 credits) unless a major in Social Studies Education (Broad Field), Geography Education, History Education, Political Science Education, or Sociology Education is completed. GEO 200 (3 credits) and EFN 200 (1 credit) are also required to fulfill statutory licensing requirements (credits do not count toward the Political Science Education minor).

     

    Social Studies Education (Broad Field) Major (Early Adolescence-Adolescence Certification)

    (Teacher Certification programs) 56-64 credits

    Option A (Content Major)
    57-64 credits
    1. 37-44 credit major in Geography Education, History Education, Political Science Education, or Sociology Education
    2. 20 credits, with a minimum of three credits, from any two of the following areas outside of the major selected from Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

    Note: Teacher certification candidates must also complete GEO 200 (3 credits) and EFN 200 (1 credit) to fulfill statutory licensing requirements. (Credits do not count toward the Social Studies Education (Broad Field) major.)

    Option B (Content Minor)
    54-60 credits
    1. 18-24 credit minor in one of the following: Economic Education, Geography Education, History Education, Political Science Education, Psychology Education or Sociology Education
    2. 32 credits with a minimum of three credits from three of the subject areas outside of the minor selected from Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.
    3. ECO/GEO/HIS/POL/PSY/SOC 408 (4 credits)
     

    Note: Teacher certification candidates must also complete GEO 200 (3 credits) and EFN 200 (1 credit) to fulfill statutory licensing requirements. (Credits do not count toward the Social Studies Education (Broad Field) major.)

    Additional teacher certification requirements can be found here.