THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - ECONOMICS


The Economics Major is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the principles and institutions governing economic decisions made by Households, Businesses and Governments. This type of knowledge combined with studies in related areas, provides an appropriate background for employment in financial and non-financial business firms and governmental agencies. It also provides a solid basis for graduate study in economics, business and public administration, international studies, urban planning and law.

Mission Statement
Consistent with the Faculty mission, the Bachelor of Science in Economics at Notre Dame University-Louaize provides a combination of academic rigor and career preparation. The program emphasizes undergraduate study in a liberal arts education environment. It maintains a high standard of education through a continuously revised curriculum. It prepares students for either future graduate studies or for a variety of careers in the private and public sectors. The program provides students with a challenging educational experience that enhances innovation, competence and sense of social responsibility, while offering an equal chance for all students.

Program Learning Goals and Outcomes
By the end of the program graduates will be able to:

Goal 1: General Skills:

  1. use technology and statistical packages to analyze data;
  2. employ analytical tools for reasoning and socially responsible decision making;
  3. apply effective written and oral communication skills;
  4. utilize basic research tools to writing reports;

Goal 2: Economics Specific Skills:

  1. understand the principles governing economic decisions;
  2. devise economic policies to solve economic issues;
  3. use critical thinking in analyzing economic situation;
  4. analyze the functioning of the economy in a global environment

General Education Requirements (27 cr.)

Communication Skills in English and Arabic (9 cr.)
Communication Skills in English: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
Communication Skills in Arabic, One course from: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)

Philosophy and Religion (6 cr.)
Religion, One course from: REG 212, REG 213, REG 313, REG 314 (3 cr.)
Philosophy & Ethics, One course from: ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345 (3 cr.)

Cultural Studies & Social Sciences (3 cr.)
Cultural Studies, One course from: ARP 215, COA 315, COA 359, FAP 215, HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, NTR 215, LIR 214 (3 cr.)

Citizenship (3 cr.)
One course from: HIT 211, IAF 301,POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337 (3 cr.)

Science & Technology (6 cr.)
Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science, One course from: CSC 201, CSC 202, MIS 201, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 211, STA 202 (3 cr.)
Natural Sciences, One course from: PHS 211, PHS 207, AST 201, CHM 211, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, BIO 202, BIO 203, HEA 201, NTR 201 (3 cr.)

Required Common Courses (18 cr.)

ACO 201, ACO 202, BAF 311, CSC 216, MAT 204, STA 210

Major Requirements (24 cr.)

ECN 211, ECN 212, ECN 308, ECN 313, ECN 314, ECN 321, ECN 323, ECN 440, ECN 482

Major Electives (15 cr.)

ECN 325, ECN 327, ECN 431, ECN 432, ECN 433, ECN 434, ECN 435, ECN 436, ECN 439, BAF 315

Free Electives (6 cr.)
Students are free to choose any six (6) credits offered by the university.

Note: In rare cases graduating students may petition to substitute one business course for another, if the required business course is not offered in any one semester.

Suggested Program

Fall Semester I (15 cr.)
ACO 201 Principles of Accounting I 3 cr.
STA 210 Statistics for Business and Economics 3 cr.
ECN 211 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr.
___ ____ GER 6 cr.
 
Spring Semester I (15)
ACO 202 Principles of Accounting II 3 cr.
ECN 212 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr.
MAT 204 Mathematics for Business and Economics I 3 cr.
CSC 216 Computer Programming I 3 cr.
___ ____ GER 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (15 cr.)
BAF 311 Fundamentals of Financial Management I 3 cr.
ECN 321 Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis 3 cr.
ECN 313 Introduction to Econometrics 3 cr.
____ ___ GER 6 cr.
       
Spring Semester II (15 cr.)
ECN 323 Intermediate Macroeconomics Analysis (MR) 3 cr.
ECN 308 Quantitative Analysis 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Electives 3 cr.
­­___ ___ GER  6cr.
 
Fall Semester III (15 cr.)
ECN 314 Applied Econometrics and Time Series 3 cr.
 ___ ___ Major Electives 6 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Electives 3 cr.
Spring Semester III (13 cr.)
ECN 450 Research Methods 2 cr.
ECN 482 Internship 1 cr.
___ ___ Major Electives  6 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ Free electives 3 cr.