For the economics and management economics majors, the department of economics reviews student
learning with respect to the following learning goals:
• Development of analytical and critical thinking skills
• Knowledge in core areas with an integrative view of economic concepts.
• Ability to interpret, analyze and present data
• Demonstrating command of the knowledge through effective communication of written and
spoken word, and asking pertinent and constructive questions.
Majors and minors should be declared no later than the sophomore year. In order to declare a major or minor in Economics, a student must have either a) a 2.5 cumulative University grade point average, or b) a 2.0 cumulative University grade point average and have earned a minimum B grade in a course taken in the intended major or minor track.
Double majors in the department are allowed only if one of the majors is Accounting. Some major/ minor combinations are permitted, but a minor in business or economics may not be combined with a major in management economics, or international business. Finance majors may not minor in economics, but they may minor in business by taking an extra business course above that otherwise required for the minor.
Students may not count more than two courses in a program when combining programs within the Economics department. For example, a Business Administration major (14 units) completing an Economics minor (7 units), may not count more than two courses for both programs, so additional coursework (beyond 19 units) will be necessary to complete the requirements for this combination of programs.
It is recommended that the statistics course (MATH 105 or MATH 230 or PSYC 210 ) be completed by the end of the sophomore year. MATH 105 may not be taken for credit after receiving credit for MATH 110 or above. (This includes credit for AP calculus or equivalent.)
Students considering a second economics course should consider courses numbered in the 200s.
All elective courses must be upper-level (numbered 250 and above.) Only one unit of 495 may be counted and a maximum of two units from 490A, 490B, 491, and 495 may be counted toward any major in the Economics department. BUS courses do not count toward the economics major, and ECON courses will not usually count toward the business administration major.
Students must attain a minimum 2.0 grade point average in their major to graduate. Courses eligible to be counted in the major or minor cannot be taken credit/no entry. All pre-requisite courses must be successfully passed with a grade of C- or better to qualify for enrollment in the subsequent course.
A maximum of 13 units of credit in any one discipline (accounting, business, or economics) and 17 total units of credit in the economics department may be counted in the 34 units required for graduation. Additional discipline or department units will result in greater than 34 units required for graduation.
All economics courses (ECON) below the 490 level meet the Social Science distribution requirement (Group I).
A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, and Other Credits
Students who pass A-Levels in Economics with a C or better will receive a total of two credits; one for ECON 110 and one general unit of lower-level Economics credit.
Information on credit for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement may be found in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section of this Catalog.
Students may use a proficiency examination or an advanced placement examination to meet the requirements of ECON 110 . Information on the proficiency examination for ECON 110 will be given during new student orientation. Advanced Placement Rules are listed in the Academic Regulations and Procedures section of this Catalog.
Students who transfer courses to Ohio Wesleyan University should consult with the department chair regarding the appropriate credit to be awarded. If several courses are transferred at less than 1.0 unit (3.75 credits), additional courses may be required. For all majors and minors in the department, a majority of the courses must be completed at OWU.