Economics majors may earn a B.S. or B.A., while business economic
majors may earn a B.B.A. degree. Completion of the B.A. degree
requires demonstrated third-semester proficiency in a foreign
language. Students who wish to earn a B.B.A. in business economics
should consult the business section of the Grand Valley State
University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.
Majors earning a B.S. or B.A. must complete 30 hours of economics, including:
Because economics is a department in the Seidman College of Business,
students must achieve a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, have completed
55 semester hours, and achieved a 2.5 or higher combined GPA in ECO
211, and STA
215 to be admitted to the economics program. To graduate,
upper-division economics majors must achieve a 2.5 minimum cumulative
GPA and a 2.5 minimum GPA in all economics courses. A student whose
cumulative GPA falls below 2.5 will not be permitted to take
additional 300- and 400-level economics or business courses. However,
such students may repeat 300- and 400-level economics and business
courses for which they received a low grade. Students may repeat up to
three different economics and business courses in their undergraduate
career, but no single economics or business course can be repeated
more than once. Exceptions are made only with the approval of the
associate dean of the Seidman College of Business. Economics majors
are eligible to participate in the business internship program.
Students who plan to enter a graduate program in economics or a
related field are highly encouraged to take the following courses: MTH
203, and MTH
204. These students should also consider a mathematics or
statistics minor and consult with their advisors at an early date to
explore alternatives and plan their coursework.
Social studies group majors who choose an emphasis area in economics
should make their economics course selections with the advice of an
economics faculty member.