Financial Economics (AS)
College: College of Business, Economics, and Computing
The associate of science degree with a major in financial economics is designed for students who are interested in acquiring a solid understanding of financial and monetary economics and the ability to apply tools of economic analysis to the workings of the financial and banking sectors of the economy. The program consists of 62-65 credits that includes university skills requirements, general education requirements, an ethnic diversity requirement and the program-specific requirements. To complete this degree program students must complete all required courses and earn a minimum cumulative degree grade point average of 2.00 overall and a minimum grade point average of 2.25 in economics courses. Transfer students must attain a minimum of 2.25 in transfer courses applied to the economics course requirements as well as UW-Parkside economics courses.
Requirements for the A.S. in Financial Economics
|Basic Skills Requirements|
|English/Writing Skills Courses|
|ENGL 101||Composition and Reading 1||3|
|ENGL 204||Writing for Business and Industry||3|
|Computational and Quantitative Skills Courses|
|MATH 104||Quantitative Reasoning||4-5|
|or MATH 111||College Algebra I|
|QM 210||Business Statistics I||3|
|Business and Technology Skills Courses|
|BUS 100||Introduction to Business 2||3|
|CSCI 105||Introduction to Computers 2||3|
|ACCT 201||Financial Accounting||3|
|Basic Skills Requirements Subtotal||22-23|
|General Education Requirements|
|Humanities and the Arts Courses|
|Select four courses from three different departments 3,4||12|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences Courses|
|Select one course from departments other than ECON or BUS 3,5||3|
|Natural Sciences Courses|
|Select three courses from two different departments other than CSCI 3,6||9|
|Ethnic Diversity Course|
|Select one course that carries “DV” credit 3,7||0-3|
|General Education Requirements Subtotal||24-27|
|ECON 120||Principles of Microeconomics 2||3|
|ECON 121||Principles of Macroeconomics 2||3|
|ECON 321||Intermediate Macro Theory||3|
|ECON 366||Money and Banking||3|
|ECON 367||Financial Institutions and Markets||3|
|Economics Requirements Subtotal||15|
These courses fulfill the university skills requirements.
These courses count toward general education requirements for UW-Parkside.
Check the course schedule and work with your advisor to find courses that fulfill your general education and/or ethnic diversity requirements.
COMM 105 Public Speaking for the 21st Century is highly recommended.
Required course CSCI 105 Introduction to Computers fulfills part of this requirement.
A general education course may also be used to satisfy this requirement.
How credits count:
Courses can count for multiple requirements such as a program requirement and a general education requirement but, the credits only count once. Therefore, depending on how many courses are chosen that fulfill both program and general education requirements, students may be required to take additional elective courses (from those not already taken in areas above) to reach the required minimum of 60 credits for an associate degree.
Depth, two-course sequence requirement:
The University of Wisconsin system has a requirement that each associate degree program must contain at least one two-course sequence in which the first course provides the foundation for the second course. The courses under economics requirements in this program fulfill this requirement.