Economics (Concentration in Public Policy), BA

General Education Program
Writing (WR)3
Quantitative Literacy (QR)3-4
College Algebra (or higher))
Oral Communications (OC)3
Fitness/Health (FH)2-3
Information, Technology & Media Literacy (ITML)3
Religious Studies (RS)3
Freshman Seminar (FS)1
Humanistic & Creative Expression (HCE)6
Natural & Physical World (NPW)6-10
Philosophical, Ethical & Moral Dimensions (PEM)6
Environment & Human Experience (SEH)6
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
World Heritage & Global Perspectives (WHG)6
US History 1896 to Present
Economics Major
BUS-1001Organization and Management3
Select one of the following courses:3-4
Introduction to Accounting
Elementary Accounting I
BL-2101Business Law I3
ECO-2222Mathematics for Economics and Finance3
ECO-2306Money and Banking3
ECO-3331/FIN-3301Principles of Finance3
ECO-3334Public Finance3
or FIN-3334 Public Finance
Selct two of the following courses:6
Environmental Economics
Urban Economics
Labor Economics
Health Economics
Gender and the Economy
ECO-3313Introduction to Econometrics3
ECO-4406Development of Economic Thought3
ECO-4998Seminar in Economics 13
Select two ECO courses6
PSC-1204American National Government3
PSC-2309Public Administration3
PSC-2404Government and Business 1865 - Present3
Select one of the following courses:3
State and Local Government
Metropolitan Government and Politics
Liberal Arts 215
General Electives6
Total Hours123-130

The General Education Program is the academic cornerstone of St. Francis College and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded students to enter and participate in a changing and culturally diverse world.

As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
  2. Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
  3. Employ critical and analytical skills
  4. Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
  5. Implement information, technology and media literacy
  6. Demonstrate quantitative literacy

Foundation Courses- First Year College (18 credits)

To ensure refinement of basic reasoning and cognitive skills needed for successful completion of any college degree program, the general education program requires 18 credits in foundational courses targeting student learning outcomes (SLOs) in writing; quantitative reasoning; oral communications; information, technology, and media literacy; fitness or health; religious studies; and the Freshman Seminar. Each student is required to successfully complete one course in each of the areas of the First Year College.

Bodies of Knowledge (30 credits)

A selection of 30 credits in broad areas of inquiry, designated as Bodies of Knowledge, allow students the flexibility to gain breadth and depth in a field outside of a major. Each student is required to successfully complete two different courses in each of the five Bodies of Knowledge.