Economics Major (Undergraduate)

Description

This subject area is offered by the School of Economics (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

Economics provides a valuable understanding of the overall context of business and government, and the technical skills to analyse economic and social data and events. It equips students to work on economic and social policy. It also provides key capabilities for students who wish to work in business fields such as financial markets, marketing, transport and logistics, international trade and consulting or the media. Economics at Sydney is a significant and influential grouping within the discipline in Australia. It is an important centre of policy analysis and review and one of the most important training grounds for economists within the region.

This is a compulsory major option for the Bachelor of Commerce and a Major II option for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) (from 2012). Students in other degrees (including combined) should refer to the their particular degree's resolutions and requirements for the availability of this major in their degree.

Information for Undergraduate Business School students

Requirements for the major

Note. The following information is for Business School students who commenced study in their degree from 2011. Students who commenced prior to 2011 should refer to the information below listed under "Pre-2011 continuing students".

For the award of a major in Economics in a degree offered by the Business School, students complete:

(i) four junior prerequisite units of study (24 credit points), as follows:

* Please Note. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce must complete the BUSS units of study as they are core requirements for their degree.

(ii) two compulsory senior units of study (12 credit points), as follows:

(iii) a minimum of four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following, with at least three at 3000-level (18 credit points):

* Not offered for 2014.

Note: Senior units of study can be used to count towards the requirements of one major only. Senior units cannot be "double counted" towards two majors. For example, ECOS2306 cannot be counted towards both a major in Economics and a major in Management.

Information for Pre-2011 continuing students

The following information is for Pre-2011 continuing students only

Requirements for the Economics major for students who commenced study in their degree before 2011.

Pre-2011 continuing students can choose to follow the requirements for a major as set out above or can follow the requirements for their major as set out in the following downloadable PDFs. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for the exact details of the requirements for their degree and majors.

Availability of this major for Business School degrees

The Economics major is an available option in the following degrees offered by the Business School:

Pre-2011 continuing students enrolled in these former Faculty of Economics and Business degrees can also complete a major or electives in Economics: FH028 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, FH036 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FH029 Bachelor of Economics, FH035 Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws.

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