Economics Comprehensive Major: Secondary Licensure Emphasis

Program Requirements

This Emphasis qualifies students for the State of Colorado License in Social Science Education. A minimum of 72 credits is required including the 24-credit Economics Nucleus:

All Economics Majors require completion of the 24-credit Economics Nucleus and completion of MATH 140 College Algebra (GT-MA1), MATH 141 Precalculus (GT-MA1), or MATH 151 Calculus I (GT-MA1) with a minimum grade of “C-.”

Economics Nucleus
ECON 201Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Microeconomics3
ECON 301Intermediate Macroeconomics3
ECON 302Intermediate Microeconomics3
ECON 303International Economics and Globalization3
ECON 316Econometrics3
ECON 498Income Distribution, Poverty and Wealth3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics3
or MATH 213 Probability and Statistics
Total Credits24

And the following 48 credits. In addition, students must fulfill the requirements of the Secondary Licensure Option described under Education:

ECON 476American Economic Development3
GEOG 110World Regional Geography (GT-SS2)3
GEOG 120Introduction to Human Geography (GT-SS2)3
GEOG 250Geography of North America (GT-SS2)3
GEOL 101Physical Geology3
HIST 101World History to 1500 (GT-HI1)3
HIST 102World History Since 1500 (GT-HI1)3
HIST 126U.S. History to 1865 (GT-HI1)3
HIST 127U.S. History Since 1865 (GT-HI1)3
HIST 327Colorado History3
POLS 180Introduction to American Politics3
POLS 255Introduction to Comparative Politics (GT-SS1)3
POLS 282Issues in State and Local Government3
POLS 4763
Select one of the following:3
Economics and Public Policy (recommended)
Economics upper-division elective
POLS 260Introduction to World Politics (GT-SS1)3
or POLS 360 American Foreign Policy
Total Credits48

Capstone Course Requirement

The following courses in the Economics Major fulfill the Capstone Course Requirement: ECON 498 INCOME DISTRBTN POVERTY/WEALTH. Students completing the Secondary Licensure Emphasis may use student teaching to fulfill this requirement.

Graduation Requirements

Undergraduate programs require a minimum of 120 semester credits for graduation.  Of those 120 credits, 40 credits must be in upper-division courses (those marked 300 and above).  Fifteen of these 40 upper-division credits must be earned in courses that are part of the standard or comprehensive major program being pursued. 

Students are expected to review all graduation requirements, which can be found in the Western Undergraduate Catalog: Graduation Requirements