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Albers School of Business and Economics

International Economic Development Specialization

From Seattle University's 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog.

In order to earn the bachelor of arts in economics degree with a specialization in international economic development, students must complete a minimum of 180 quarter credits with a cumulative and major/program grade point average of 2.25, including the following:

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements

55 credits, including:

Module I

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 1100 Academic Writing Seminar 5
UCOR 1200 Quantitative Reasoning (satisfied in major)  
UCOR 1300 Creative Expression and Interpretation 5
UCOR 1400 Inquiry Seminar in the Humanities 5
UCOR 1600 Inquiry Seminar in the Social Sciences 5
UCOR 1800 Inquiry Seminar in the Natural Sciences 5

Module II

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 2100 Theological Explorations 5
UCOR 2500 Philosophy of the Human Person 5
UCOR 2910 Ethical Reasoning Business 5

Module III

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
UCOR 3100 Religion in a Global Context 5
UCOR 3400 Humanities and Global Challenges 5
UCOR 3800 Natural Sciences and Global Challenges 5

II. Major Requirements*

65 credits, including:

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ECON 2100 Business Statistics 5
ECON 2110 Principles of Economics—Micro 5
ECON 2130 Principles of Economics—Macro 5
ECON 3100 Quantitative Methods and Applications 5
ECON 3130 Int'l Economic Events and Business Decisions 5
ECON 3110 Intermediate Microeconomics 5
ECON Electives 30
Electives in International Economic Development (15-20)
Choose from: With prior approval, one Seattle University economics study tour course to a developing country can count toward the specialization.
General Economics Electives (10-15)
Choose from upper-division ECON courses, excluding ECON 4890 and those listed for International Economic Development. FINC 3430 may be included.
Choose one of two courses for senior synthesis 5
ECON 4800 History of Economic Thought  
ECON 4890 Senior Research (with permission of chair)  
Calculus, choose one of the following two courses: 5
MATH 1130 Elements of Calculus for Business  
MATH 1334 Calculus I  

III. Additional Requirements

Course TitleCredits
General Electives to total 180 credit hours. 55
ACCT 2300 (Principles of Financial Accounting) and BCOM 2800 (Communications for Business) are recommended general electives.  

* Major requirements must earn a C- grade or better.

EXCEL Requirement

All business students entering SU summer 2012 or later are required to pass the EXCEL Level I Certification Exam as a requirement for graduation.

For details, see the Excel Certification page.

IV. Supplemental Activities

Choose one of the following activities

1. An internship with a government agency or NGO involved with international economic development, approved by the Department of Economics. (An example of potential agencies and NGOs is given IED_Organizations.)

2. A minimum of one quarter (15 quarter credits) of related studies in an acceptable program in a developing country. The country and the course work must be approved prior to study abroad by the Albers School and Seattle University.

3. Participation in a Seattle University sponsored Summer Education Abroad Course or campus ministry tour to a developing country.

4. Participation in Seattle University's International Development Internship Program (counts as 5 quarter credits of a major or minor elective).