Jul 14, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025 
Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Financial Economics (B.S.)

The Financial Economics major provides students with knowledge and understanding of economic theory, financial principles and institutions, and quantitative and computational techniques. The major prepares students for a wide range of careers in business, but especially in financial institutions, and government organizations, as well as graduate study in Economics, Finance, and Business.

Student Learning Outcomes for Financial Economics:

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of principles of economics, finance, and statistics.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of statistical and business-related software.
  • Write business documents clearly, concisely, and analytically.
  • Speak in public clearly, concisely, and analytically, with appropriate use of visual aids.

The Financial Economics major requires:


Students may take EC 101  and EC 102  in any sequence.

EC 101  or EC 102  will fulfill both the Financial Economics major requirement and the Social Sciences core requirement.

MA 251  will fulfill both the Financial Economics major requirement and the Mathematics core requirement.

MA 251  should be taken in the sophomore year. Students should take any necessary prerequisites in the first year depending on their math placement. 

Internships are registered in the semester in which they end, therefore cumulative internship experiences (micro, virtual) will be registered when the student achieves the desired 120 hours tracked by the department/program governing the internship discipline.

For a suggested Four-Year Plan for the FE major, visit the Business Dept. website at www.etown.edu/business.