B.A. in Economics Requirements

Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements

  1. MATH 121 Intro Stats & Prob (3) or QBA 260 Business Statistics (3)
  2. MATH 115 Applied Calculus (3) or MATH 205 Calculus I (4)
  3. ECON 130 Intro To Microeconomics (3)
  4. ECON 131 Intro To Macroeconomics (3)
  5. ECON 300 Inter Macroecon Theory (3)
  6. ECON 301 Inter Microecon Theory (3) or ECON 302 Managerial Economics (3)
  7. ECON 305 Hist Of Econ Thought (3)
  8. And one of the following three tracks:
    • (i) The Sustainable Development Track:
      • ECON 310 Economic Development (3)
      • ECON 380 Natural Resource Env Eco (3)
      • ECON 390 Econometrics (3)
      • And 6 credits in upper-division Economics courses.
    • (ii) The International Track:
      • ECON 360 International Trade & Welfare (3)
      • ECON 361 International Finance (3)
      • ECON 416 Asia-Pacific Econ Integration (3)
      • And 6 credits in upper-division Economics courses.
    • (iii) Quantitative Track:
      • MATH 206 Calculus II (4)
      • MATH 311 Intro Linear Algebra (3)
      • ECON 390 Econometrics (3)
      • And 6 credits in upper-division Economics courses.

Total Semester Hours for the B.A. in Economics

120 Credits


  1. In order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, students must not only fulfill the requirements above for the major but also meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  2. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  3. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  4. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.