Bachelor of Science in Economics
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics program, designed by United International University, aims at providing the most contemporary and innovative curriculum in the subject based upon a compelling philosophy of teaching that allows students to cope with the changes in the world of economics. At the end of the program each student is expected to demonstrate their learning through a research project paper or a BS Thesis.
The main objectives of the BS in Economics program are a) to educate students on economics as an essential tool for understanding the complexities of a modern society; b) to produce graduates who will be able to pursue higher studies in economics, business, law, public policy; international studies and other branches of Business and Social Sciences; c) to develop ability to work in domestic or international development organizations as planners and as executives, in firms in the private sector, working as economic consultant or in other capacities; d) to follow the latest developments in economic theory and to challenge the frontiers of knowledge in economics; and e) to contribute to the study of economics through research and scholarship.
1. A minimum GPA of 2.5 in Core courses
2. A minimum of 2.0 GPA in GED courses
3. A minimum of 2.5 in Specialization Area/Open Elective Courses
4. Completion of 120 credits
5. A minimum of 60 credits earned at UIU
While the students of BS in Economics are equipped with the basics of economic theories through the core courses, the specialization areas are designed to provide additional flexibility in learning and to endow them to compete in the job market with an edge.
United International University has, therefore, chosen the following areas of specialization from applied economics and Business for their students. The specialization areas are:
a. Quantitative Economics
b. Trade and Development Economics
c. Business Economics
d. Resource and Environmental Economics
This approach gives students a better idea of what they can do with economics major and provides specialized training in their fields of interest. However, doing concentration in any of the above areas is not mandatory.