A. Quantitative and Research Methods. A minimum of 18 semester hours must be completed in the area of quantitative and research methods, as follows:
[Note: Elective courses (5) and (6) above must be at the doctoral level and complement the student's research interest. The course in basic theory must emphasize the use of theoretical approaches that are useful in defining or analyzing the relevant issues in the student's field of study.]
* Students may not enroll for courses which satisfy these requirements until the program of study is approved. All courses that satisfy these requirements must be completed with a grade of "B" or higher.
B. Economics. All students are required to complete Ec 810, Applied Microeconomic Analysis, with a grade of "B" or higher.
C. Related Area.
A minimum of nine semester hours will be designated by the major academic unit as a
related area of study for each student. The designation is to provide breadth to the
student's program and will be determined on an individual basis. Courses that satisfy this
requirement must be outside of, but pertinent to, the student's major field of study.
These courses must be clearly related to each other in terms of subject matter, although
they may be chosen from more than one field of study, including economics.