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College of Business and Economics


Degree Programs


The Department of Economics offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The Department trains students to critically and objectively analyze issues related to the economy, business, public policy and society. To enhance the educational process and the scholarly reputation and profile of the Department, members of the Economics faculty engage in research and offer their expertise to inform community decisions and debate.


For many, the Economics major provides a useful background for a business career, while for others the major is preparation for graduate study in law, economics or public policy. Economics is relevant for students inter- ested in employment in politics and public policy analysis, the financial services sector (banking, insurance), as industry analysts (health care, entertainment, energy), consumer affairs, international affairs, teaching and research, law, business consulting, government work and journalism. Salaries earned by economics majors nationwide are highly competitive. Employers rank economics as one of the most desirable majors.

Academic Advisement

Contact the Department Chair for information about the Economics Program. All Lower Division program advisement is through the College SSC/EOP in JH 2113.

Double Major Requirements

Students seeking a double major in the College of Business and Economics must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and be able to com- plete both majors within a maximum of 140 units.

Special Grade Requirements

Transfer students should be aware that no grade lower than “C” will be accepted on transfer from another institution to satisfy Department or College of Business and Economics requirements.

Residency Requirement

At least 50 percent of the business and economics course credit units and 50 percent of the specialized major credit units required for the Bachelor of Science degrees in Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics must be completed in residence at CSUN.

Economics Honors Program

The Business Honors program is open to Economics majors who meet all Honors Program admission criteria. Students who successfully complete the program earn a special Honors designation on their final graduation transcript. For more information call (818) 677-3100 or visit www.csun.edu/bhp.


Amy Louf