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    Sep 24, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Quantitative Economics and Econometrics B.S.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120

The B.S. in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics is a baccalaureate degree focusing on the more analytical and applied aspects of economics, including forecasting, program and business evaluation, benefit/cost analysis and economic impact analysis.

University Admissions


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

For Admission information specific to the College of Arts & Sciences, see the information at College of Arts and Sciences .

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • (ECO X013 and ECO X023) or (ECO XXXX and ECO XXXX) - 3 credit hours each for 6 total credit hours

Total Major Hours: 24


Major Core (6 courses; 18 credit hours)


NOTE: ECO 1000  (if taken before both ECO 2013  and ECO 2023 ) if student receives a C- or better may be substituted for a maximum of 3 hours of upper level elective credit.

MAC 2233 - Business Calculus   or MAC 2311 - Calculus I  (or the equivalent) is an acceptable substitute for ECO 2052 - Analytical Tools for Economists .

QMB 3200 - Business and Economic Statistics II   is an acceptable substitute for STA 2023 .

ECO 2052 MAC 2233 - Business Calculus , or MAC 2311 - Calculus I  (or the equivalent) must be taken as a prerequisite for ECO 3101 - Intermediate Price Theory  and ECO 3203 .

ECP 3703 - Managerial Economics  may be substituted for ECO 3101 . Students may not take both for credit.

No more than 3 hours credit can be applied toward a major from ECO 4905  and/or ECO 4914 .

Major Other Required Courses: (2 courses; 6 credit hours)


Major (Restricted) Electives: (9 credit hours)


GPA Requirements


Major GPA (All USF courses which are applied to major requirements):  2.0  

General Education GPA (All USF courses which are applied to General Education requirements):   2.0

USF GPA:  2.0

Overall GPA 2.0

Grading Requirement


C- or better to meet major course requirements unless specified elsewhere. Will vary by area.

Note:  Some USF courses have higher grade criteria to meet prerequisite knowledge necessary for progression into higher level courses.

Course Grade Requirement


Students must obtain a grade of “C-” or higher in ECO 3101  or ECP 3703  in order to enroll in any course for which ECO 3101  or ECP 3703  is a prerequisite. Some courses require a grade of “B-” or higher in ECO 3101  or ECP 3703 

D/F Policy


All students entering USF for the first time, in Fall 2012 or later, who earn 3 (three) D and/or F grades in any of the following courses at USF: ECO 2013 ECO 2023 ECO 3101 ECO 3203 STA 2023  (or QMB 2100  or QMB 3200 ) and ECO 2052  (or MAC 2233  or MAC 2311  or equivalent) will be required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance, and to a major that is not conferred by the Department of Economics through the College of Arts and Sciences. 

All continuing USF students who entered USF prior to Fall 2012 and who have not earned any D or F grades in any of the following courses at USF: ECO 2013 ECO 2023 ECO 3101 ECO 3203 STA 2023  (or QMB 2100  or QMB 3200 ) and ECO 2052  (or MAC 2233  or MAC 2311  or equivalent) by the beginning of Fall 2012, will also be allowed 3 (three) D and/or F grades in those courses before being required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance, and to a major that is not conferred by the Department of Economics through the College of Arts and Sciences. .

All continuing USF students who entered USF prior to Fall 2012 and who have earned 1 (one) or more D or F grades in any of the following courses at USF: ECO 2013 ECO 2023 ECO 3101 ECO 3203 STA 2023  (or QMB 2100  or QMB 3200 ) and ECO 2052  (or MAC 2233  or MAC 2311  or equivalent) by the beginning of Fall 2012, will only be allowed 2 (two) more D and/or F grades in those courses before being required to change their major to a major more appropriate to their goals and academic performance, and to a major that is not conferred by the Department of Economics through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Grade Forgiveness will NOT apply to the mandated requirement of changing majors.

Appeals to the required change of major will be handled in the Economics Department and ONLY those students whose appeal is based on exceptional circumstances will be considered.

Residency Requirement


Department Major Academic Residency Requirement - Minimum of 18 hours of upper-level Economics coursework must be completed at USF.

College of Arts & Sciences Major Academic Residency Requirement - 50% of major must be completed at USF

USF Academic Residency Requirement - 30 of the last 60 hours earned must be from USF

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914   course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Advising Information


USF students schedule advising appointments online through USF Archivum Platform.   Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss courses planning, degree progression, and career preparation. 

Tampa Website:  https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/students/academic-advising/index.aspx
For questions, EconAdvise@usf.edu

4 Year Plan of Study - Quantitative Economics and Econometrics B.S.


NOTES:

 

 

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Marketing Analyst
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

  • $53,000 - $72,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 8 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 9 (Summer)


  • Upper-Level/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 3

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


  • TGEE - Ethical Reasoning & Civic Engagement  Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 11 (Spring)


  • TGEH - High Impact Practice  Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Upper-Level/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Apply for Graduation

Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - Quantitative Economics and Econometrics B.S.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Total Credit Hours: 6

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12