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B.S., Economics, Applied Economics Track

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I. General Education Requirements
Minimum 42 units and 12 courses, including:

  • PACS 001 Pacific Seminar I: What is a Good Society?
  • PACS 002 Pacific II Topical Seminar
  • PACS 003 Pacific Seminar III: The Ethics of Family, Work, and Citizenship

Note: 1) Pacific Seminars cannot be taken for Pass/No Credit. 2) Transfer students with 16 or more transfer units complete 2 additional General Education elective courses from below in place of taking PACS 001 and 002.

One course from each subdivision below:

  • The Individual and Society
    • IA. Individual and Interpersonal Behavior
    • IB. U.S. Studies
    • IC. Global Studies
  • Human Heritage
    • IIA. Literature, Letters and Language
    • IIB. Fundamental Human Concerns
    • IIC. Practice and Perspective in the Visual and Performing Arts
  • Natural World and Formal Systems of Thought
    • IIIA. Life and Physical Laboratory Sciences
    • IIIB. Formal Systems of Thought
    • IIIC. Science, Technology, and Society
      or a second Life and Physical Laboratory Science


Note: 1) A complete list of the courses that satisfy the subdivisions above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog and the online course search. 2) No more than two courses from a discipline may be applied to meet the requirements of the general education program.

II. Fundamental Skills
Demonstrate competence in:

  1. Reading
  2. Writing
  3. Quantitative analysis


Note: 1) A detailed description of how you can satisfy the fundamental skills above can be found in the front General Education section of this catalog.

III. Breadth Requirement
Complete 64 units outside the primary discipline of the first major, regardless of the department who offers the course(s) in that discipline (Including general education courses, transfer courses, CPCE/EXTN units, internships, etc.)

IV. Major Requirements

Complete all of the following Core Requirements:

  • ECON 053 Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECON 055 Introductory Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy
  • ECON 101 Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis
  • ECON 103 Intermediate Macroeconomics Analysis


One of the following courses:

  • MATH 037 Introduction to Statistics and Probability
  • MATH 039 Probability with Applications to Statistics


Complete all of the following Track Requirements:

  • One of the following courses:
    • ECON 161 Computer Applications in Economics
    • ECON 190 Econometrics
  • ECON Electives (4 additional courses numbered ECON 071
    or higher, excluding 191)
  • One of the following courses:
    • MATH 033 Elements of Calculus
    • MATH 045 Introduction to Finite Mathematics and Calculus
  • BUSI 031 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • BUSI 053 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4
  • BUSI Elective (1 additional approved course)

Note: 1) Students completing a concentration in Finance in the ESB need only to
complete 3 ECON electives.