B.S. Economics (extended major)

To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:  

Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)  


Also be aware that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.


Please note that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).  


Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.  

 Major Requirements  

You must complete 54 units of coursework from economics and related fields, as described in the sections that follow.  

 Required Core  

 You take the following 21 units:  

 Economics Component  

Please note that you canít count a course that is listed both here and in an emphasis area for both requirements.  

Cross-Disciplinary Emphasis  

You take 18 units in your chosen emphasis area. These include a 3-unit required course and 15 units that you select, along with your advisor, from courses listed for your emphasis that are appropriate for your career aspirations and academic interests. You must choose these courses from at least three disciplines, with no more than 9 units in any one discipline.  


You may also take cross-disciplinary special topics courses that are consistent with your emphasis but arenít on the emphasis list, with your advisorís approval.  


Courses marked with an asterisk indicate there are prerequisite courses that you must also take. You should plan to take prerequisites as part of your liberal studies coursework when possible. Please be aware that some courses arenít offered every term, and in some cases seats available to nonmajors may be limited.  

Environmental Emphasis  

International Emphasis  

Quantitative Emphasis  

Pre-Law Emphasis  

Southwest Emphasis  

General Electives  

Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.  


You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)


Click here for more information about Economics undergraduate courses and graduate courses.