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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Business and Communications, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Law and Public Policy

The Economics BA program emphasizes a broad liberal arts education. With 40+ hours of unrestricted electives, you can expand your skill set with a second major or a variety of minors.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • MATH 150 Applied Calculus Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    2
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 102
    3
  • ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • ECAS Global Studies & Diversity Requirement
    3
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Become a level 1 Bystander Trainer
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • ECON 301 Intermediate Micro-Economic Theory Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ECON 302 Intermediate Macro-Economic Theory
    3
  • ECON Elective
    3
  • ECON Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Take Enhancing Well-being Coaching Class
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Join an intramural team
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more

Academics

Fall
  • ECON Elective
    3
  • ECON Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • ECON 481 American Economic History
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Participate in a practice job interview session

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