Sports Economics Major

requirements

Degree Requirements

This major is available as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.

Major Requirements

48 credits including:

Economics Core (20 credits)20
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
ECONOMETRICS
SENIOR SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS
Sports Economics Core (two of the following three courses):8
ECONOMICS OF SPORTS
ECONOMICS OF COLLEGE SPORTS
TOPICS IN SPORTS ECONOMICS
Experiential Learning Course (4 credits minimum)4
PEER INSTRUCTION
INDEPENDENT STUDY
INTERNSHIP
ECONOMICS RESEARCH
One ECON Elective 14
LABOR ECONOMICS
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
Non-ECON Sports-themed Course 24
MATH 140INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS3
or MATH 340 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I
MATH 160FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS5
or MATH 170 CALCULUS I
Total Credits48
1

May also select ECON 321, ECON 322, or ECON 3232: whichever one is not used as part of Sports Economics Core.

2

Appropriately themed 398 courses or sport-focused 300 or higher level courses from outside the department may be substituted with departmental chair approval.

Departmental Quantitative Advisory and Requirement Advisory

Students enrolling in economics courses must demonstrate the following quantitative prerequisites:

  1. To enroll in PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (ECON 210) a student is strongly advised to have done one of the following:
    1. completed a high school mathematics course sequence covering material equivalent to FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS (MATH 160); or
    2. completed or be simultaneously enrolled in FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS (MATH 160) or CALCULUS I (MATH 170), or the equivalent.
  2. To enroll in INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (ECON 411) or INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (ECON 412), a student must:
    1. complete FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS (MATH 160) or CALCULUS I (MATH 170) or the equivalent with a grade above a C-.

Departmental Policy on Prerequisites

The Economics Department presumes that students will have taken the applicable prerequisite(s) when registering for courses. However, all courses have the option of “consent of instructor.” Prerequisites will be waived only when the instructor and the department chair deem that a student’s background render the applicable prerequisite(s) unnecessary.