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Use the four-year academic pathways for each UMBC major/program listed below as a resource for major exploration and development of an individualized degree plan.

Please note that these academic pathways are sample pathways. Students, in consultation with their academic advisor, will create an individualized degree plan, reflecting their academic preparation, interests and goals. Students are strongly encouraged to develop an individualized degree plan by no later than 45 credits earned and to update the plan regularly, in consultation with an academic advisor.

For complete information on degree requirements, reference the Undergraduate Course Catalog (catalog.umbc.edu).

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Economics - B.A.

Degree Requirements
Total Academic Credits:
120
Major Credits:
40
Min. Upper-Level Credits:
45
Min. Cumulative GPA:
2.0
§ indicates Benchmark requirements
‡ indicates Gateway courses
Curriculum Notes
  • This sample plan assumes no AP/IB/CLEP or transfer credit and foreign language proficiency up to the 201 level
  • All students must complete a credit-bearing English and Mathematics course in the first year of study
Year One
Fall Semester Credits
ECON 101 Princ. of Microeconomics (SS GEP) § 3
MATH 151 or 155 (MATH GEP) 4
ENGL GEP 3
AH GEP 3
Elective 3
Total 16
Spring Semester Credits
ECON 102 Princ. of Macroeconomics (SS GEP) § 3
C GEP 3
AH GEP 3
S non-lab GEP 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Year Two
Fall Semester Credits
ECON 311 Intermediate Microeconomics Analysis § 3
STAT 351, 350, 355 or 453 OR CMPE 320 4
Foreign Language 201 4
S w/ lab GEP 3
Total 14
Spring Semester Credits
ECON 312 Intermediate Macroeconomics Analysis § 3
SS GEP 3
AH GEP 3
C GEP 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Year Three
Fall Semester Credits
ECON 320, 421 or 423 3
ECON Upper-Level Elective (ECON 314 or higher) 3
Writing Intensive Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Spring Semester Credits
ECON Upper-Level Elective (ECON 314 or higher) 3
ECON Upper-Level Elective (ECON 314 or higher) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Year Four
Fall Semester Credits
ECON Upper-Level Elective (ECON 314 or higher) 3
ECON Upper-Level Elective (ECON 314 or higher) 3
ECON Upper-Level Elective (ECON 314 or higher) 3
ECON Upper-Level Elective (ECON 314 or higher) 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Spring Semester Credits
ECON Upper-Level Elective (ECON 314 or higher) 3
Upper-Level Elective 3
Upper-Level Elective 3
Upper-Level Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 15
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