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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog

Economics, Emphasis in International Economics, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(SIMS Code: 111920)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” No more than 48 units in economics courses can apply to the degree.

A minor is not required with this major.

Emphasis in International Economics

Preparation for the Major

(15 units)

These prerequisite courses may not be taken Cr/NC; except for courses taught as Cr/NC only. The minimum grade in each class is C (2.0) or better.

Language Requirement

Successful completion of a course in a language other than English at the fourth semester or higher level, that is, one course beyond the B.A. language requirement. Students  who have graduated from high school in another country where the language of instruction is not English have met the language requirement for this major.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

Study/Internship Abroad Requirement

Completion of a study abroad or internship abroad of at least 12 units of coursework or six units of the internship course in another nation. Students may also choose to complete a combination of nine units of study and three units of the internship abroad. Students who have graduated from high school outside the U.S. meet this requirement by studying at SDSU.


A minimum of 33 upper division units (27 units in economics and six to seven units from the Fowler College of Business) to include

Maximum Units

Maximum nine units of ECON 496  or ECON 596  and maximum three units of 499 may be substituted into groups A or B as appropriate with approval of adviser except for Economics 360, 561, or 592. Maximum three units of 495 may be substituted into group A with appropriate international content as approved by adviser.

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