MaconCatalog : The Stetson-Hatcher School of Business : Economics (ECN)
 
Economics (ECN)
The Economics Department develops in students both a theoretical and practical understanding of the social science of economics. The program is rich in practical content, application and student-faculty interaction. Students successfully completing our program should be well prepared for graduate studies, policy-oriented research, consulting activities, and/or other non-academic employment across a multitude of industries.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in economics through the School of Business must successfully complete the general education and business core curricula of SHSB including MAT 191 and ECN 353. Beyond this, a total of 15 credit hours are required to complete a major in economics. Specifically, students pursuing a major in economics will be required to successfully complete the following courses:
 
1. Intermediate Microeconomics
(ECN 302)
2. Intermediate Macroeconomics
(ECN 303)
3. Three additional ECN courses numbered 300 or higher. Each of these courses must be at least 3 credit hours in duration. Courses should be selected in consultation with the student’s academic adviser.
 
 
A minor in economics for students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration degree consists of a total of 9 credit hours. All students are eligible to pursue a minor in economics. Specifically, students pursuing a minor in economics will be required to complete the following courses:
1. Three additional ECN courses numbered 300 or higher. Each of these courses must be at least 3 credit hours in duration. Courses should be selected in consultation with the student’s academic adviser.
 
Courses used for a student’s major may not be used toward this minor. This double-counting prohibition will not preclude a student from earning one of these minors under circumstances where his/her major requires that s/he broaden him/herself by taking a depth area, a minor, or professional-area electives over and above the courses required for his/her major.
Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics through the School of Business will be required to successfully complete the general education requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (see specific requirements in the CLA section of this catalog). Beyond this, a total of 34 semester credit hours are required to complete a major in economics. Specifically, students pursuing a major in economics will be required to successfully complete the following courses:
1. Choose one course from: (Either may be exempted by achieving a specific score on the Math Index or Math Placement Test.)
College Algebra: Functions and Graphs or
(MAT 131)
Precalculus
(MAT 133)
2. Calculus
(MAT 191)
3. One Course from:
Introductory Statistics or
(STA 126)
Probability and Mathematical Statistics
(MAT 320)
4. Business Quantitative Analysis
(BUS 350)
5. Principles of Macroeconomics
(ECN 151)
6. Principles of Microeconomics
(ECN 150)
7. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
(ECN 302)
8. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
(ECN 303)
9. Econometrics
(ECN 353)
10. Three additional ECN courses 300 level or above selected with the approval of the department chair.
 
Students may take no more than 45 semester hours within the Department.
 
Majors may attain Departmental Honors by attaining a grade point average of 3.75 or higher in all courses taken in the major. Transfer students must attain a 3.75 or higher grade point average on all courses taken at Mercer in the major and a combined grade point average of 3.75 or higher on all courses taken in the major at Mercer and at other institutions.
Students who earn at least 15 hours in economics and maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 and a grade point average in all economics courses taken of at least 3.0 will be eligible for admission to Omicron Delta Epsilon, an internationally recognized honor society in economics.