2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog


Faculty and Instructional Staff Top of Page

Rubana Mahjabeen, Assistant Professor
Sakib Mahmud, Associate Professor
Praopan Pratoomchat, Assistant Professor

Economics Program (non-comprehensive) Top of Page

The Economics Major works toward developing effective decision makers and leaders in both the private and public sectors through application of theoretical knowledge to solving socio-economic and business problems and a comprehensive liberal arts education.

The Economics Major is designed to prepare students for successful professional careers and graduate studies.

While pursuing the Economics Major, students study under highly qualified faculty members who have expertise in their specialized fields.

The Economics Major instills excellence, builds confidence, and develops strong quantitative, analytical, critical-thinking and leadership skills that graduates can use throughout their careers.

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

The Economics Program is committed to the UW-Superior Campus Assessment Plan. Economics student learning outcomes and assessment metrics are developed through a collaborative continuous improvement process that integrates input from the campus and business communities. Our program's student learning outcomes are:

  1. Students will master the knowledge of economic terminology, concepts, and theories.
  2. Students will be able to apply their knowledge to understand the economy in general, as well as analyze various social, political and economic issues.
  3. Students will develop economic reasoning and research skills and be able to demonstrate them through critical thinking, rational decision-making, and competent collection, processing and interpretation of information.
  4. Students will be able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms using professional economics language.

Admission Requirements Top of Page

Refer to the Economics Admission Requirements found in the School of Business and Economics Admission Requirements and Policies section of the catalog.

Economics Major Requirements (non-comprehensive) Top of Page

33 total credits

Required Core courses (12 credits):

Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits


Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits

Major required courses (9 credits):

Intermediate Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Intermediate Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Applied Economic Analysis -- 3.00 credits

Global Awareness required course (3 credits):

International Economics -- 3.00 credits


Development Economics -- 3.00 credits

Economics Elective courses (9 credits):

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Money and Banking -- 3.00 credits
Transportation Economics -- 3.00 credits
Ecological Economics -- 3.00 credits
Public Finance -- 3.00 credits
International Economics -- 3.00 credits


Development Economics -- 3.00 credits
Comparative Economic Systems -- 3.00 credits
Seminar in Economic Issues -- 3.00 credits

Students with more than one major in SBE must haev a minimum 5 course difference between majors.  The 5 or more courses that differ between majors must be a combination of required major/concentration courses and elective courses.
ECON 430 and ECON 435 can be used to satisfy only one requirement in the major.