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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Economics, B.S.

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Offered by Economics .

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

  • Minimum 61 credits
  • Minimum grade of ‘C’ in courses applied to the major
  • Minimum 21 credits of ECON completed in residence at UMBC
  • Students may complete a maximum of one major or minor from Economics  
  • ECON 600 may not be used toward the Financial Economics, B.S.

Course Requirements

General Core (40-43 credits)

It is recommended that students complete the 100-level courses by the end of the first year or before transferring to UMBC and complete the 300-level courses by the end of the second year or as soon as possible after transferring to UMBC.


Complete one of the following by the end of the first year or before transferring to UMBC, if possible:

Preparing for a Career in Business

Students interested in pursuing a career in business should consider completing one of the certificates offered by Information Systems  in addition to their major requirements.

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs

Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master’s degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Accelerated Program page of the Graduate School website.

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