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Emphasis - Financial Economics

B.S. in Economics

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Course Requirements

The B.S. in economics will require 42 hours of course work, including Econ 202, 203, 398, 399, 402, 403, and 24 hours of economics courses at the 300 level or above, six of which must be at the 500 level. Students must also complete Math 261 or 271; 262, and 375. (Math 267, 268 may not be substituted.)

Other Academic Requirements

Students enrolled in the B.S. program will be required to complete an additional 18 hours of course work in the related subjects of mathematics (which may include Math 261 or 271, 262, and 375 but not Math 267, 268), finance, political science, and computer science.

Emphasis - Financial Economics

Description

The purpose of the financial economics emphasis is to provide a well-rounded background in monetary and financial institutions as well as the various different types of financial instruments that populate modern financial markets. The emphasis will teach students about corporate finance, portfolio theory, and asset pricing. It will help students to develop quantitative economic reasoning and help prepare them for a career in policy, banking, and research.

Course Requirements

Students must complete the following 15 credit hours:

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.S. in Economics

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
6 hrs social science/humanities 6 Complete 6 hours of additional social science or humanities coursework. The courses may be chosen from African American studies, anthropology, classical civilization, economics, gender studies, history, Liba 202, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, and Southern studies.
6 hrs science 6 Successfully complete 2 courses of laboratory science.
2 science labs 8 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.

General Education II

Requirement Hours Description
Related subjects residence 6 Students must complete at least 6 of the required 18 hours of related subject course work in residence.
Related subjects residence GPA Student must acheive a GPA of 2.00 in resident hours in related subjects.
Related subjects 18 Students must complete an additional 18 hours of course work in the related subjects of mathematics (which may include Math 261 or 271, 262, and 375 but not Math 267, 268), finance, political science, and computer science.
Related subject GPA Student must achieve a GPA of 2.00 overall in the related subjects.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Econ 202 3 Complete Econ 202 with a passing grade.
Econ 203 3 Complete Econ 203 with a passing grade.
Econ 398 3 Complete Econ 398 with a passing grade.
Econ 399 3 Complete Econ 399 with a passing grade.
Econ 402 3 Complete Econ 402 with a passing grade.
Econ 403 3 Complete Econ 403 with a passing grade.
18 add'l hrs econ 300+ 18 Complete 18 additional hours of Econ courses at the 300+ level.
6 hrs add'l econ 500+ 6 Complete 6 additional hours of Econ courses at the 500+ level.
Economics residency hrs 12 Students must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Overall Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Resident Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.

Major Requirements II

Requirement Hours Description
Math 261 or Math 271 3 Successfully complete Math 261 or 271 with a passing grade.
Math 262 3 Successfully complete Math 262 with a passing grade.
Math 375 3 Successfully complete Math 375 with a passing grade.

Emphasis - Financial Economics

Requirement Hours Description
Econ 303 3 Complete Econ 303 with a passing grade.
Econ 410 3 Complete Econ 410 with a passing grade.
Econ 411 3 Complete Econ 411 with a passing grade.
Econ 412 3 Complete Econ 412 with a passing grade.
Econ 425 3 Complete Econ 425 with a passing grade.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.