Program Requirements

To obtain the BS in Economics degree, the student should complete a total of 92 credits composed of:

- Business Requirements (12 credits)
- Quantitative Requirements (10 credits)
- Economics Requirements (12 credits)
- Economics Electives (18 credits)
- Liberal Arts Core Requirements (13 credits)
- Liberal Arts Electives (21 credits)
- Free Electives (12 credits)

Typical Study Plan (pdf)

Business Requirements (12 credits)

Number Course Cr.
ACC203 Financial Accounting 3
ECO340 Economics of Organizations and Management 3
FIN301 Managerial Finance 3
MKT201 Introduction to Marketing 3

Quantitative Requirements (10 credits)

Number Course Cr.
QBA201 Managerial Statistics 3
ECO304 Mathematical Methods for Economics 3
ECO332 Introductory Econometrics 4

Economics Requirements (12 credits)

Number Course Cr.
ECO201 Microeconomics 3
ECO202 Macroeconomics 3
ECO305 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
ECO306 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3

Economics Electives (18 credits)

3 credits from the following courses:

Number Course Cr.
ECO344 Economics, Ethics and Philosophy 3
ECO346 Foundations of Political Economy 3

3 credits from the following courses:

Number Course Cr.
ECO311 Economic Development 3
ECO333 Comparative Economic Systems 3

12 credits from the following courses:

Number Course Cr.
ECO422 Public Finance 3
ECO320 Environmental, Resource and Energy Economics 3
ECO420 Monetary Theory and Policy 3
ECO335 International Economics 3
ECO402 Special Topics in Economics 3
ECO342 Labor and Human Resource Economics 3

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (13 credits)

Number Course Cr.
ARA2—/3— Arabic Language/Literature 3
CSC201 Computer Applications 1
ENG202 Sophomore Rhetoric 3
ENG203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
HLT201 Basic Health 1
PED2— Physical Education 1
ETH201 Moral Reasoning 1

Liberal Arts Electives (21 credits)

Arts 3
Humanities  3
Literature 3
Science and Quantitative 3
Any LAC 3

& Social Sciences
Completed by passing ECO201 and ECO202


Free Electives (12 credits)1,2,3

Students planning to do graduate work in economics are advised to take at least MTH 201, MTH 301 and  MTH 304.

Students who want to increase their knowledge in related business fields are advised to choose from the following courses: FIN302, FIN 411, FIN 421, MGT441, MGT301, IBS311, HOM321 and FEB301.

Students are recommended to do a minor in a related field of study. Options available now at LAU: minor in Business, Mathematics, Political Science, Legal Studies, Actuarial Studies, and Computer Science.

Students are strongly encouraged to finish the English requirements within the first two academic years.