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Economics & Business

Majoring & Minoring  

ECONOMICS

Major in Economics: Nine courses (Majors consist of a minimum of 30 credits.)

  • ECO31-104 Principles of Economics
  • ECO31-224 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO31-234 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO31-314 Econometrics
  • ECO31-964 Capstone in Economics
  • ECO31-534 Economic History of the United States or
  • ECO31-624 Modern Economic Thought
  • At least three additional upper-level Economics courses

All courses above ECO31-104 require sophomore standing. An internship (Economics 31-944) is strongly recommended.

Required supporting courses in the Economics major: Two courses

  • MAT52-114 Introduction to Statistics
  • MAT52-154 Calculus I 

Minor in Economics: Five courses (Minors consist of a minimum of 18 credits.)

  • ECO31-104 Principles of Economics
  • ECO31-31-224 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory or 234 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • Three additional upper-level Economics courses

BUSINESS

Major in Business: Nine courses (Majors consist of a minimum of 30 credits.)

  • ACC36-114 Fundamentals of Accounting
  • BUS30-214 Foundations of Business
  • BUS30-314 Business Research and Writing
  • BUS30-474 Finance
  • BUS30-994 Capstone in Business
  • ECO31-104 Principle of Economics
  • Two additional courses at the 300 level or above in Business
  • One additional upper-level course in Accounting, Business or Economics

Required supporting courseS in the Business major: TWO courseS

  • MAT52-114 Introduction to Statistics
  • MAT52-154 Calculus I 

Minor in Business: Six courses (Minors consist of a minimum of 18 credits.)

  • ACC36-114 Fundamentals of Accounting
  • ECO31-104 Principles of Economics
  • BUS30-214 Foundations of Business
  • MAT52-114 Introduction to Statistics
  • Two additional upper-level Business courses

ACCOUNTING

  • Please note that this major is no longer available for first year and transfer students entering in 2016-2017. As we restructure our curriculum, we continue to offer some of the courses that were part of this program in the business department. Although we no longer offer the major in accounting, Southwestern supports students interested in sitting for the CPA. While at Southwestern, those students should take our offerings in accounting, 24 hours of upper level business courses, and our course in business ethics. After Southwestern, a masters in accounting is an ideal venue to reach the 30 credits of upper level accounting and 150 total credits needed to sit for the CPA.

Major in Accounting: 11 courses (Majors consist of a minimum of 30 credits.)

  • ACC36-114 Fundamentals of Accounting
  • ACC36-204 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC36-214 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC36-314 Cost Accounting
  • ACC36-324 Taxation
  • ACC36-524 Auditing
  • ACC36-994 Accounting Theory (Capstone)
  • BUS30-214 Foundations of Business
  • BUS30-254 Business Law
  • BUS30-474 Finance
  • ECO31-104 Principles of Economics

Required supporting course in the Accounting major: Two courseS

  • MAT52-114 Introduction to Statistics
  • MAT52-154 Calculus I 

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination: To qualify for the CPA Examination, Texas state law requires students to go beyond the major by completing a total of 150 credit hours of college work including 30 upper-level hours of Accounting. To fulfill this requirement, students may take Accounting 36-334, 534, 594 and 924. Texas state law also requires CPA candidates to complete a course in ethics that is approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Students can fulfill this requirement by taking Business 30-514. Also recommended, but not required, for the CPA track are Business 30-564, 574, 584 and Economics 31-314. NOTE: Students who intend to go to graduate school should discuss additional course recommendations with faculty in the department.

NOTE: A minimum grade of C- must be earned in any course if it is to count as a prerequisite for a subsequent Accounting, Business or Economics course.