The Faculty and Staff in the Economics Department are committed to challenging and mentoring students and promoting their academic success. The economics major at LMU serves as a foundation for a broad range of career paths and graduate and professional studies. LMU offers a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Economics majors desiring a second major in Business Administration can easily complete the requirements for both within four years. The degrees are good preparation for careers in business, government or the secondary classroom. They also prepare students for graduate study in business, law or economics. 


Details on Major Requirements

  • A minimum grade of B- is required for ECON 1050, ECON 2300, and MATH 112 (a minimum grade of C is required for MATH 131).
  • An average grade of C (2.0) is required for upper division courses.
  • A minimum grade of C- is required for ECON 3100, ECON 3200 and ECON 3300.
  • Upper division Economics courses must be taken in the LMU Economics Department, except by prior permission of the Economics Chairperson.
  • If you are a BUSINESS and ECONOMICS double major (BA or BS), you may count two of your Business classes towards your Economics major (whether they are 3 or 4 units).
  • If you took ECON 1050, ECON 2300 or MATH 112 in Spring 2020 for Credit/No Credit, Credit will be accepted in lieu of a letter grade as meeting the prerequisite requirement of upper division Economics classes. Please note, this policy exception applies to Spring 2020 only.
  • Please refer to the LMU Bulletin for the year you declared the major for complete information regarding degree requirements. Archived Bulletins are available online and may be accessed from the main LMU Bulletin page.

For additional Economics program information, please contact Sandy Menotti 310-338-1887 or by email