Economics Transfer Guide

Division of Business and Economics, Collins Classroom Center, UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481 Telephone (715) 346-2384

Admission to UW-Stevens Point

  • Application Procedure
    To apply to UW-Stevens Point as a transfer student, complete the UW System admission application form. You may apply online at or by submitting a paper application to:

    UW-Stevens Point Office of Admissions Student Services Building UW-Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI 54481

    Paper applications can be obtained through UW Colleges Student Services Offices and the UWSP Admissions Office, or downloaded at

    Request that your official transcripts be forwarded directly to the UWSP Admissions Office from both your high school and any colleges or universities you have attended.

    List Economics as your intended major on your application form.

    While there is no deadline for applying to the University, early application is recommended because UW System enrollment management efforts may require us to limit our enrollment.

  • General Admission Requirements to the University
    Students from the UW Colleges who will have earned 54 or more credits by the time they transfer to UWSP are eligible for admission with a grade point average of 2.00 or higher. If you will have earned fewer than 54 transfer credits by the time you transfer, you will need to meet the admission requirements in effect at the time your application file to the University is complete.

    Please note that admission to the University does not guarantee admission to a particular major.

  • When Should You Transfer?
    Students from the UW Colleges interested in the Economics major at UWSP may remain at the UW Colleges campus and earn an Associate Degree prior to transferring. As part of your Associate Degree, you may complete courses toward the UWSP General Degree Requirements and the Economics major.

UWSP General Degree Requirements

Students majoring in Economics may complete the General Degree Requirements for either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The General Degree Requirements for each degree are listed below, along with courses from the UW Colleges that may be applied toward the requirements.
  1. Freshman English -- 3-6 credits required (BA & BS)
    Students from the UW Colleges take ENG 101 & 102. Students who are exempt from ENG 101 at the UW Colleges will also be considered exempt from English 101 at UWSP, but will still need ENG 102.
  2. Communication -- 2 credits required (BA & BS)
    COM 103 at the UW Colleges

  3. Mathematics -- 3 credits required (BA); 7 credits required (BS)
    Take Mat 105, and either Mat 211 or Mat 221 at the UW Colleges to satisfy the math requirement for the major and the general degree requirement. Also, take one course in statistics such as Mat 117 at the UW Colleges.


  4. Natural Science
    BA: 6-10 credits required.
    You must take at least one laboratory course in each of 2 disciplines (disciplines include astronomy, biology, chemistry, geography, geology and physics).

    BS: 12-15 credits required.
    You must take at least one laboratory course in each of 2 disciplines (disciplines include astronomy, biology, chemistry, geography, geology and physics), and you may receive general degree credit for no more than one course numbered "100".
  5. History
    • BA: 6 credits required (must be a two-course sequence)
    • BS: 3 credits required

  6. Humanities and Social Science
    Humanities is divided into 4 areas as follows: Area 1 (history and appreciation of art, communication, dance, theater and music); Area 2 (literature); Area 3 (philosophy, political theory and religious studies); Area 4 (civilization, area studies and interdisciplinary courses). Social Science is divided into 2 categories. Most traditional social science courses are in Category 1, which includes such disciplines as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology.
    • BA: 18 credits required, of which 9 must be in Humanities and 6 must be in Social Science; the remaining 3 credits may be from either Humanities or Social Science. In the Humanities, one course is required in each of Areas 1, 2 and 3. In the Social Sciences, courses must be taken in two or more social science disciplines, with a minimum of 6 credits in Cat. 1.
    • BS: 18 credits required, of which 6 must be in Humanities and 6 must be in Social Science; the remaining 6 credits may be from either Humanities or Social Science. In the Humanities, courses must be selected from at least two of the four areas. In the Social Sciences, courses must be taken in two or more social science disciplines, with a minimum of 6 credits in Category 1.

  7. **NOTE: Economics majors (both BA and BS) will be required to take both macro- and microeconomics (ECO 203 & ECO 204 at the UW Colleges).  These courses will apply toward the Social Science general degree requirement; however you will still need to take at least one additional social science course in a discipline other than economics to fulfill the general social science requirement.

  8. Foreign Language
    BA: 8 credits required (one year of college work in one foreign language)
    BS: None required

  9. Environmental Literacy -- 3 credits required (BA & BS)

  10. Wellness -- 3 credits required (BA & BS)
    The Wellness requirement is divided into two categories: Aerobic/Activity and Health Enhancement. At least 1 credit must be taken in each category; the third credit may be from either category.

  11. Minority Studies & Non-Western Culture (BA & BS)
    Please note that at least one course you take must be designated "Minority Studies", and at least one course you take must be designated "Non-Western Culture". Courses with these designations will usually also meet another general degree requirement, such as Humanities or Social Science.

  12. Writing Emphasis -- 6 credits required (BA & BS)
    You must take at least 6 credits of courses that are designated as "Writing Emphasis".
If you are transferring to UWSP and have earned an Associate of Arts & Science degree at one of the UW Colleges, you will automatically have satisfied the following general degree requirements for the BA or BS degree at UWSP: Natural Science, History, Humanities and Social Science, Environmental Literacy, Minority Studies and Non-Western Culture. You will not automatically have satisfied the general degree requirements in Freshman English, Communication, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Wellness and Writing Emphasis. Of course, you may have satisfied these requirements if you took the specific course work to do so.

Course Requirements for the Economics Major

  • Courses in Economics are open to all students who meet the prerequisites.
  • To graduate from UWSP with a major or minor in Economics, you must have a 2.25 cumulative grade point average in all major/minor required courses, including transfer courses
  • The Economics major consists of a minimum of 38 credits including:
  1. Common required core (23 credits).
    • Theoretical and institutional requirements (15 credits): Economics 210, 211, 350, 360, 361.
    • Quantitative requirement (8 credits): Economics 310 and Mathematics 109 or 120.
  2. Electives (15 credits): Additional economics courses (excluding Economics 100).
    We advise economics majors to take the following courses as additional electives: Accounting 210, 211; Computer Information Systems 101, 102; History 371 or 383; and Philosophy 304.

Internships can play a crucial role during your college career. While we highly recommend an internship, it is not required. For more information on internships and job opportunities through the DBE, check out our Web page: or contact the Internship Director at the DBE.
​​Courses that will transfer from the UW Colleges to UWSP and can be applied toward the Economics Major:
UW Colleges Course and Course Title ​UWSP DBE Course Requirements for Economics Major UWSP General Degree Requirement Satisfied
​*Business 201 - Introductory Accounting ​*Accounting 210 - Intro Financial Accounting ​None
​*Business 204 - Elem Statistics
or Business 243 - Econ & Business Statistics
​*Accounting 211 - Intro Managerial Accounting ​None
​Mathematics 117 - Elem Statistics
or Business 243 - Econ & Business Statistics
​Economics 310 - Statistics ​Math (if Math 117 taken)
​Economics 203 - Macroeconomics ​Economics 210 - Principles of Macroeconomics ​Social Science - Area 1
​Economics 204 - Microeconomics ​Economics 211 - Principles of Microeconomics ​Social Science - Area 1
​Math 221 - Calculus & Analytic Geometry I or Math 211 - Calculus ​Math 109 or 111 or 120 ​Math
​​​* Recommended, not required. 
Contact Person
For more information concerning the UWSP Division of Business and Economics, please call the DBE Advising Office at (715) 346-2384 or our Division office at (715) 346-2728.
Updated: 12/06
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