Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics

General

Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics

The Financial Economics interdisciplinary degree not only offers students an economic background but helps them develop skills for financial decision making and forecasting. Students majoring in financial economics are taught to apply the analytical techniques they learn in the classroom to the real world situations in banking, financial analysis, and funds management. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a mock Wall Street financial analyst internship by doing the summer/winter analyst program offered at Westminster.

THE FINANCIAL ECONOMICS MAJOR IN PHOTOS

Requirements for the Major

Economics and Supporting Courses:

  • ECO 150 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 152 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 220 Statistics
  • ECO 310 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • ECO 320 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 340 Money and Banking
  • ECO 365 International Trade and Finance
  • ECO 385 Financial Economics
  • ECO 601 Econometrics
  • ACC 201, 202 Principles of Accounting I and II
  • ACC 305, 306 Intermediate Accounting I & II
  • BA 350 Finance
  • BA 380 Investments
  • MTH 131 Applied Calculus or Equivalent

Requirements for the Minor

Economics Courses:

  • ECO 150 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 152 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • And 16 additional semester hours of Economics courses.

And one of the following statistics courses:

  • ECO 220 Statistics
  • MTH 131 Applied Calculus or Equivalent
  • BIO 206 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
  • MTH 135 Concepts of Statistics
  • MTH 335 Statistics
  • PS 301 Junior Seminar: Research Design and Analysis in Political Science
  • PSY 201 Statistical Methods and Analysis
  • SSC 251 Research Methods for Social Science

Internships

An internship can provide a valuable contribution to your undergraduate education and be an attractive component of your resume. Internships lead to valuable networking opportunities and very frequently to full-time employment after graduation.

For information on accounting internships:

  • Read Internship Requirements and Guidelines
  • Visit the Westminster Career Center for necessary paperwork
  • See Professor Ligo for additional information

For information on the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) service learning internship:

  • Read VITA Internship Requirements and Guidelines
  • Review VITA Internship Information from Lawrence County Community Action Partnership
  • Visit the Westminster Career Center for necessary paperwork
  • Discover the satisfaction of serving others by reading volunteers' comments
  • See Professor Ligo for additional information

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A FINANCIAL ECONOMICS DEGREE?

Imagine yourself in industry analyst, a banker, a policy advisor, a lawyer, or an economics grad student.

Last updated Feb 2018

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