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Economics (BS) Major Map

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

The field of economics is very broad and can be applied many ways. Our graduates can do just about anything — government, law school, teaching or finance fields like insurance and banking.

Academics

Fall
  • BCOR 199 Introduction to Business
    3
  • CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications Exclamation Point
    4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 129 Pre-Calculus Mathematics or
    MATH 153 Calculus 1a with Precalculus
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    3
16
Spring
  • ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 150 Applied Calculus or
    MATH 154 Calculus 1b with Precalculus or
    MATH 155 Calculus 1 or
    MATH 156 Calculus 2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    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).
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • 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
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program

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:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Attend a football game
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • 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 hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend the study abroad fair

Health and Wellness

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

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.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 first year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course

Academics

Fall
  • ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • BCOR 299 Business Communication
    3
  • Business Elective
    3
  • Business and Economics Elective
    3
  • ECON 301 Intermediate Micro-Economic Theory Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    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).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

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 Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend a football game
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

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:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Health and Wellness

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

  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Spend a day without technology

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:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Attend a career fair
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • Business and Economics Elective
    3
  • ECON 302 Intermediate Macro-Economic Theory A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Economics Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    3
15
Spring
  • Business and Economics Elective
    3
  • Economics Elective
    3
  • Economics Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    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).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • 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
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Engage in undergraduate research

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:

  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend a football game
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • 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:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas

Health and Wellness

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

  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health

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:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • Business Elective
    3
  • Business and Economics Elective
    3
  • Economics Elective
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    6
15
Spring
  • Business Elective
    3
  • ECON 481 American Economic History
    3
  • Economics Elective
    3
  • Unrestricted Electives
    5
14
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).
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

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:

  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

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:

  • 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
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

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

  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • 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 fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Attend a career fair

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