Economics (BS)

 

 **PLEASE NOTE** The curriculum presented here applies to incoming students for September 2013. If you enrolled prior to that, please see the Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013 for the older curricular requirements.


Economics is the study of how people and societies make choices to accomplish individual and social purposes. In this major, students learn about individual, national and global economic behavior, and then apply theoretical insights and methods of analysis to contemporary challenges involving crime, social justice, and the investigation of fraud and corruption.

Credits required: 36 or more, depending upon the completion of prerequisites (if needed).                            
                Four Year Academic Plan

Prerequisites: ECO 101 is a prerequisite for many required courses in the Economics major. Transfer students who have completed 18 credits or more in economics and/or accounting are waived from the Economics 101 prerequisite.

Students considering graduate programs in economics should consider additional mathematics and statistics courses as free electives. Students are strongly advised to discuss graduate school options early in their progression through the major.

Coordinators: Professor Catherine Mulder, Department of Economics (212.484.1309, cmulder@jjay.cuny.edu) or for Forensic Financial Analysis specialization Professor Randy LaSalle, Department of Public Management (212.484.1308, rlasalle@jjay.cuny.edu).

CUNY Gateway Courses:  ECO 120 Introduction to Macroeconomics, ECO 125 Introduction to Microeconomics, and STA 250 Principles and Methods of Statistics.

Additional Information:  Students who enrolled for the first time at the College or changed to this major in September 2013 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here. Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose the form shown here or the earlier version of the major. A copy of the earlier version can be found on the John Jay Website or may be obtained at the Office of Undergraduate Studies or at the Lloyd Sealy Library.


PART 1. ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS

Subtotal: 12 credits

Required for all students

ECO 220 Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECO 225 Intermediate Microeconomics

Required for Specialization A students

ECO 1XX Understanding Economic Data
ECO 213 Political Economy

Required for Specialization C students

ACC 250 Introduction to Accounting
ACC 307 Forensic Accounting I


PART 2. STATISTICS

Subtotal: 3 credits

Required

STA 250 Principles and Methods of Statistics*


PART 3. CAPSTONE

Subtotal: 3 credits

Select one

ECO 405 Seminar in Economics
(required for Specialization A)
ACC 410 Seminar in Forensic Financial Analysis
(required for Specialization C)


PART 4. SPECIALIZATIONS

Subtotal: 18 credits

Select one specialization.


Specialization A. Economic Analysis

Required

ECO 310 Economics in Historical Perspectives

Electives - Select five courses, at least one from each cluster with no single course satisfying more than one cluster. 

Criminal Justice Cluster
ECO 231 Global Economic Development and Crime 
ECO 235 Finance for Forensic Economics
ECO 260 Environmental Economics Regulation and Policy 
ECO 315/PSC 315 An Economic Analysis of Crime
ECO 360/SOC 360 Corporate and White Collar Crime


Public Sector Cluster
ECO 125 Introduction to Microeconomics*
ECO 260 Environmental Economics Regulation and Policy 
ECO 265 Introduction to Public Sector Economics 
ECO 270 Urban Economics 
ECO 280 Economics of Labor
ECO 324 Money & Banking 
ECO 360/SOC 360 Corporate and White Collar Crime

Economic Justice Cluster
AFR 250 Political Economy of Racism 
AFR 322 Inequality and Wealth
ECO 280 Economics of Labor
ECO 327 Political Economy of Gender
ECO 333 Sustainability: Preserving the Earth as Human Habitat

International Cluster
AFR 250 Political Economy of Racism 
ECO 120 Introduction to Macroeconomics*
ECO 231 Global Economic Development and Crime 
ECO 245 International Economics 
ECO 327 Political Economy of Gender
ECO 333 Sustainability: Preserving the Earth as Human Habitat



Specialization C. Forensic Financial Analysis

Required

ACC 308 Auditing
ACC 309 Forensic Accounting II 
CJBS 101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
LAW 202 Law and Evidence

Electives - Select two

ACC 264/LAW 264 Business Law
ACC 265 Digital Forensics for the Fraud Examiner
ECO 215 Economics of Regulation and the Law 
ECO 235 Finance for Forensic Economics
ECO 330 Quantitative Methods for Decision Makers
ECO 360/SOC 360 Corporate and White Collar Crime


Total: 36 credits

*CUNY Gateway Course, for more information on Gateway courses in the major see the CUNY website.