BA in Economics
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The 4+1 program offers students an opportunity to earn a BA in Economics and a Master's degree within five years. Students can obtain one of two Master's degrees:
Students who graduate from the MA in Economics program will be prepared for a number of career options, including work as an economic or public policy analyst, or in applied research in a government institution or firm.
Students who graduate with an MS in International and Development Economics may pursue a number of careers related to policy making and research in developing countries. The BA/MS program in the Department of Economics also makes excellent preparation for a PhD program in economics or a related field.
Students joining USF as a freshman can apply for admission to the 4+1 program from any major if they fulfill the following requirements:
Transfer students can apply for admission to the 4+1 program from any major if they fulfill the following requirements:
Students in the five-year program begin to take graduate-level courses when they achieve senior-level standing at the University. Students graduate with the BA and officially matriculate into the MA program upon completion of College graduation requirements, including 128 units within which graduate courses will substitute for undergraduate courses in satisfying the BA requirement. The total units required for the Joint BA/MA Program in Economics is 152 units.
One other advanced math course such as Math 130, 211, or 300 (ENCF)
Six classes must be taken from Economics 600-level courses. Other units may be taken in related areas such a mathematics or administration. In addition students must successfully pass the Comprehensive Exam.
Four other classes must be taken from the Economics 670 series.