All programs offered by the Foster College of Business, Bradley University, are accredited by the AACSB International: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

FACULTY Professors Highfill, O'Brien (chair), Sattler; Associate Professor Lewer; Assistant Professor Corbett

The Department of Economics offers a major in the Foster College of Business and in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Normally, individuals planning a career in business should be in the Foster College of Business, and individuals planning a career in government, politics, public policy, or the law should be in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students interested in an economics major are urged to consult with a departmental advisor for a suggested course of study that will serve their career objectives.

Courses in economics are designed for (1) students of other departments wishing to broaden their understanding of the economic forces of our world; (2) students planning to enter those business and professional careers in which a more specialized understanding of economics is important; and (3) students planning to continue the study of economics or related subjects in graduate school, in order to prepare for professional careers in economics.

The departmental requirements for the major are designed to provide the student with (1) the basic economic theory; (2) the basic quantitative tools; (3) a more specialized understanding of those particular areas of interest in economics; and (4) a broad background in the humanities, physical sciences, and social sciences.

Individuals planning to study for the PhD in economics should take either a minor in mathematics or the following courses: MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 207, and MTH 223. It is strongly advised that MTH 420 also be taken.

In addition to the University and Foster College of Business requirements, students enrolled in the Department of Economics must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Economics 221 (or 100), and 222, 300, 332, 333, 400, 498, 499
  • Junior/Senior Economics Electives - 6 hrs.
  • At least one Policy Course (Economics 301, 305, 310, 325, 362, 391) - 3 hrs. 
  • Philosophy - 3 hrs.
  • Majors must receive a grade of C or better in Economics 332, 333, and 499.
  • Minimum of 27 semester hours in economics and a minimum of 21 hours at the junior/senior level.

Typical Course Sequence

For a four-year course plan for each major in the Foster College of Business, go to:

Students interested in minoring in economics, see College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics. 

This is the official catalog for the 2017-2018 academic year. This catalog serves as a contract between a student and Bradley University. Should changes in a program of study become necessary prior to the next academic year every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes via the Dean of the College or Chair of the Department concerned, the Registrar's Office, u.Achieve degree audit system, and the Schedule of Classes. It is the responsibility of each student to be aware of the current program and graduation requirements for particular degree programs.