Economics

Courses

FOR REQUIRED COURSES AND DEGREE PLANS, VISIT THE OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY CATALOG. This is a list of courses offered by Western State Colorado University. To ensure the courses you need are offered during the current semester, please visit the current university catalog at http://www.western.edu/catalog. To determined the courses required for your major, check the "Majors and Minors" tab for your area of study.

 ECON 201 - MACROECONOMICS GSS1 (3 credits)

An introduction to the methods, models, and approaches used by economists to analyze and interpret events and policies related to the overall operation of the economy. The course endeavors to make sense of unemployment, inflation, recessions, debt and deficits, economic growth, the expanding role of the Federal Reserve, and policies to provide stability to the economy. Additional attention is given to the making of economic policy in an era of globalization. Finally, students are exposed to multiple schools of thought regarding macroeconomic reasoning. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 19 or above; SAT math score of 460 or above; pass MATH 099; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 85 or higher, or college-level math requirement with a minimum grade of "C-."

Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 102.

 ECON 202 - MICROECONOMICS (3 credits)

The theory of microeconomics makes use of the tools of marginal cost-benefit analysis to provide a framework for the economic analysis of decision-making. The focus is on the choices of individual firms and consumers, and the resultant outcomes in individual markets. The social implications of the functioning of competitive markets are examined, as well as the causes of market failure and the potential roles of government in correcting them. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 19 or above; SAT math score of 460 or above; pass MATH 099; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 85 or higher, or college-level math requirement with a minimum grade of "C-."

 ECON 215 - ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (3 credits)

A presentation of the analytical tools and approaches used by economists to examine and assess environmental issues, conflicts, and policies. Students are asked to use market analysis, externality analysis, cost-benefit analysis, instrument choice models, and market and non-market valuation techniques to investigate issues such as air and water quality, global warming, toxic substances, wilderness designation, and sustainable development plans. Prerequisites: MATH 105, MATH, 131, MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of "C-."

 ECON 216 - STATISTICS FOR BUSIN ECONOMICS (3 credits)

An introduction to descriptive statistics and statistical inference, with application in business, including hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and simple regression analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of "C-".

 ECON 301 - INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (3 credits)

An analysis of competing theories about the overall functioning of economies including both growth and stabilization policies. Alternative models are examined at the levels of assumptions, mechanics, dynamics, and policy implications. Theories are examined within their historical context and the sets of problems faced by the theorists. Students are asked to engage, analyze, interpret and provide a course of action for real-world cases. Prerequisites: ECON 201; ECON 202; and MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of "C-."

 ECON 302 - INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS (3 credits)

Intermediate Microeconomics extends the analysis of individual economic behavior and the functioning of markets learned in ECON 202 by incorporating the more sophisticated microeconomic models used in more advanced economic analysis. Topics include the theories of the consumer and the firm, the functioning of market, and the impact of market structure on price formation. Prerequisites: ECON 202; MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of "C-"; ECON 201 recommended.

 ECON 303 - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND GLOBALIZATION (3 credits)

An exploration of economic, political, and social effects of globalization. This is examined from the perspectives of trade, development, finance, and the environment. The first half of the course focuses on the impacts of international trade. This includes preferential trading relations, protectionism, global trade agreements, competitiveness, and possible conflicts between trade and social objectives. The second half of the course focuses on international monetary relations and regimes. This includes understanding the balance of payments, exchange rate determination, currency crises, and international debt. Prerequisites: MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151with a minimum grade of "C-"; ECON 201; ECON 202 recommended.

 ECON 316 - ECONOMETRICS (3 credits)

The application of advanced statistical methods and modeling to an empirical understanding of economic issues. Combines elements of statistical reasoning with economic theory and provides an excellent opportunity to combine concepts learned in previous economics courses. Topics covered include multiple regression analysis, model specification, dummy variables, multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, limited dependent variables, simultaneity, time series, forecasting, and methodological issues. Prerequisites: ECON 201or ECON 202; and ECON 216 or MATH 213. 

 ECON 317 - ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC POLICY (3 credits)

An examination of the field of public economics, the branch of economics concerned with the reasons for market failure (monopoly, public goods, externalities, information asymmetry) and the potential for government policies to correct them. The application of the tools of economic analysis to understanding the causes of and potential solutions to social problems of current interest are emphasized. Prerequisites: MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of "C-"; ECON 202; ECON 201 recommended.

 ECON 361 - MONEY BANKING FINANCL MARKETS (3 credits)

A survey of the core topics relating to the monetary sector of the economy. This includes an examination of the role and nature of money, financial institutions and markets, banking structure and regulation, determinants of interest rates, central bank policy, exchange rates, and the international monetary system. Attention is also given to particular monetary episodes such as the Great Depression, the Latin American debt crisis, the collapse of the Mexican Peso, and the Asian monetary collapse. Prerequisites: MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of "C-"; ECON 201.

 ECON 370 - NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS (3 credits)

A study of the efficient and equitable use of society's scarce natural resources. This course discusses the application of economic theory to natural resource problems, such as externalities and resource extraction. Particular attention will be placed on Western United States issues, including water, energy, mineral extraction, forestry and public land use. Prerequisites: MATH 140, MATH 141, or MATH 151 with a minimum grade of "C-"; ECON 202 or ECON 215.

 ECON 397 - ST:GLOBAL ECONOMIC HISTORY (3 credits)

Prerequisite: overall GPA of 2.500 or higher, or department chair permission.

 ECON 498 - INCOME DISTRBTN POVERTY WEALTH (3 credits)

A seminar-style examination of the causes and consequences of historical trends in income and wealth distribution in the United States, concentrating especially on the trend toward increasing inequality that began in the 1970s. Topics include: empirical analysis of distributional data; causal analysis based on both microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis; the roles of institutional change, social attitudes, and government policy; and both positive and normative evaluations of the economic and social consequences. This course fulfills the Economics Capstone Requirement.

 MATH 140 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA GMA1 (3 credits)

An integration of the essential algebraic manipulations, solving equations and inequalities, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of graphing. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 21 or above; SAT math score of 510 or above; MATH 099; or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra test score of 106 or above; or co-requisite MATH 102 (SAI).

 MATH 141 - PRECALCULUS (4 credits)

Preparation for calculus by the study of functions of one variable over the real numbers. These are introduced in general and then applied to the usual elementary functions, namely polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions. Inverse functions, polar coordinates and trigonometric identities are included. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 23 or above; SAT math score of 530 or above; MATH 140 with a minimum grade of 'C-'; or Accuplacer College-Level Mathematics test with a score of 65 or above.

 MATH 151 - CALCULUS I GMA1 (4 credits)

A study of differential calculus, including limits, continuous functions, Intermediate Value Theorem, tangents, linear approximation, inverse functions, implicit differentiation, extreme values and the Mean Value Theorem. This course also introduces Integral calculus including anti-derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: ACT math score of 27 or above; SAT math score of 610 or above; MATH 141 with a minimum grade of "C-"; or Accuplacer university-level mathematics test with a score of 95 or above. GT-MA1

 MATH 213 - PROBABILITY STATISTICS GMA1 (3 credits)

An introduction to descriptive statistics, probability concepts, and inferential statistics. The topics for the course include presentation of data, counting principles, probability rules, and discrete and continuous probability distributions. Prerequisite: MATH 141 with a minimum grade of "C-,"' or Accuplacer College-Level Mathematics test score of 85 or above; or instructor permission.

Many prospective students think of money when they hear Economics. Economics is indeed about money; however, it is also about so much more. Economics is defined by both subject matter and method. As a discipline, Economics seeks to understand the workings, implications and nature of human interaction through a system of markets. 

This analysis can focus on the use of money, production for profit, gender relations, consumer decisions, sources of unemployment, the causes of poverty or the conservation of the environment. At its core, it is about making choices both at the individual level and as a society. Economics also has a clearly defined method based on individual decision-making (Microeconomics) or on the characteristics of economies as a whole (Macroeconomics).

Economics is a dynamic field full of debates. Our understanding of how the economy operates and how individuals make decisions within this economic framework is constantly evolving. Economists do not shy away from controversy. Indeed, they are generally in the middle of most politically and socially charged debates. Economists often disagree with each other, making the field exciting and dynamic. Continual opportunities for discovery exist within Economics.

Why Study Economics

In our society, the economy has grown to dominate many aspects of life and infiltrates most others. The study of Economics, first and foremost, helps people understand the world around them.

Economics has a tremendous ability to improve a student's analytical capabilities. Students are not given a series of unconnected facts to memorize but a clear method for solving problems. The well-trained economist becomes a problem solver able to meet new challenges as they come along. This is the aspect of Economics which most appeals to a liberal education and will serve the student when he/she leaves school.

Economics forms an important link between more traditional liberal arts disciplines and professional programs. Students can enjoy the best of both tracks. As a traditional liberal arts discipline, the study of Economics routinely exposes students to a vast array of ideas from powerful thinkers. An Economics student is trained to analyze the central ideas of democracy, freedom, culture, and happiness. In addition, Economics forms an important linkage to professional programs by providing students with a series of recognizable skills and tools important to all professional programs. A student of the economy will understand the institutions within which businesses, public policy and the law all operate.

What Will You Learn? What Skills Will You Acquire?

The Economics Major at Western State Colorado University offers surprising depth and research training for such a small college. The Economics program strives to develop knowledge, skills and abilities for our students that will serve them in the ever-changing world of the 21st Century. The curriculum is focused on critical thinking and problem solving as a path to knowledge and understanding. Written and spoken communication, analytical thinking and creativity are integrated in courses at all levels. Students graduating with an Economics degree will normally have already participated in a major research project combining statistical analysis, economic reasoning and study design and implementation.

The Economics program awards a Bachelor of Arts degree and offers two formal tracks based on students needs and interests. In addition, the faculty have developed a number of less formal arrangements to meet the needs of non-traditional interests:

  • The Standard Major requires 33 semester hours in Economics and an academic minor in another discipline.
  • The Secondary Teacher Certification Emphasis requires 66 credits and prepares students for the State of Colorado License in Social Science Education.

Economics study at Western is focused on a practical and applied understanding of the world around us. Courses contain theoretical content but are geared toward understanding real issues and current problems. Historical analysis is used to place current events within a context.

The Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone has been enormously successful. During their senior year, Economics majors are engaged in real world consulting for local private businesses or government agencies. Here they integrate and apply the knowledge they have attained from their previous course work to the resolution of a particular policy issue. Students are responsible for all aspects of project design, implementation and analyses. The result is usually a document filling a need for the local economy and provides the student with concrete evidence of their proficiency.

The Economics Minor

The Economics program also provides a minor consisting of 18 semester hours which provides a basic understanding of the field.

After Graduation

Graduates with an Economics degree from Western have done extremely well. Economists find employment in all areas of the public and private sectors. Economics training at Western provides excellent background for the following:

  • Graduate School
  • Law School
  • Business School
  • Public Administration
  • The Government Sector
  • The Private Sector
  • College or High School Teaching

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Scholarships

Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309. To find scholarships based on year of study (e.g. - Freshmen Scholarships), please see the navigation to the left.

 Billmeyer, Matthew Memorial Scholarship

Billmeyer, Matthew Memorial Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time students of any class with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. Preference given to students majoring in Department of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

The Billmeyer family in memory of Matthew Billmeyer "79."

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Binford, Harold E. Business Scholarship

Binford, Harold E. Business Scholarship is Available to:

Students majoring in Business or Accounting; must have completed 60 hours of course work of which a minimum of 30 hours must at Western, be among top 5 as ranked by overall GPA.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Friends to honor Dr. Binford when he retired from Western State Colorado University as Professor and Chairman of the Division of Business.

Amount: Amount will be determined based on funds available. 2 awards annually.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University Business Department.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Borick, Business Scholarship

Borick, Business Scholarship is Available to:

Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics who are US citizens. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.4 or greater. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Preference given to students actively involved in the BUS, ACC, ECON department and involved on campus.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Steven Borick '75' Amount: Awards based on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Cherry, Denver Memorial Accounting Scholarship

Cherry, Denver Memorial Accounting Scholarship is Available to:

Accounting majors, junior or senior standing, full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and demonstrate academic promise.

Accounting Scholarship Provided by:

Family of Denver Cherry.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Business Dept.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's business Program at http://www.western.edu/businesswww.western.edu/business

 Cox, James H. Business Administration Scholarship

Cox, James H. Business Administration Scholarship is Available to:

Declared majors in Business Administration, Jr or Sr status, full-time students with a GPA of 2.0 - 2.5 preferred. Student needs to be recommended by 1 or more Western Business division faculty. Preference given to members of Delta Sigma Pi, New York State Residents and Community College graduates.

Business Administration Scholarship Provided by:

James H Cox 1966 and 1968 graduate of Western.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Depp, Stephen Paul Memorial Scholarship

Depp, Stephen Paul Memorial Scholarship is Available to:

Non-traditional students enrolled as a business major with a GPA of 3.0

Business Scholarship Provided by:

The Depp family (Paul and Roberta) and friends to honor the memory of Stephen Paul Depp

Amount: Award depends on funds available

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Eastman, Donald S. Business Scholarship

Eastman, Donald S. Business Scholarship is Available to:

Western State Colorado University students who are majoring in Accounting or Economics and have earned at least 30 hours at Western.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Don Eastman.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University Business Department.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Gunnison Savings and Loan Scholarship

Gunnison Savings and Loan Scholarship is Available to:

Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a Business, Accounting or Economics Major. Must also be a member of GS&L.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Donation from Gunnison Savings & Loan.

Amount: $750 (Pending funding)

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Dept of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Haverly, F. S. Academic Scholarship

Gunnison Savings and Loan Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time Business, Accounting or Economics majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and have completed, or will complete 60 credit hours at Western by semester end in which scholarship is awarded. Students must have financial need.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

A gift from F.S. Haverly who was an Accounting professor at Western for over 20 years.

Amount: One scholarship for $1000 or two scholarships for $500.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Business Department.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Kregel, Kathleen Scholarship

Kregel, Kathleen Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time female Business, Accounting or Economics majors, who are Colorado residents. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or better and have recipient-year class standing of sophomore through senior. Students must have financial need.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Kathleen M. Kregel ('87 MBA) & James R. Smith.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Business Department.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Little, Robert and Gloria Memorial Business Scholarship

Little, Robert and Gloria Memorial Business Scholarship is Available to:

Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics, full-time students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater. Have both academic promise and financial need.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Robert Little in memory of Gloria Little.

Amount: 14 awards of $500.00 each.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Mikesell Scholarship In Accounting

Mikesell Scholarship In Accounting is Available to:

Students with a declared majors in Accounting. Colorado residents and US citizens. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and demonstrate financial need. Preference placed on students who attended High School in communities with a population of less than 10,000. Scholarship may be renewable.

Accounting Scholarship Provided by:

Greg and Monica Mikesell.

Amount: 1 award for $1200.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Accounting Faculty.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Miller, Marshall Business Scholarship

Miller, Marshall Business Scholarship is Available to:

Business majors who are graduates of a Colorado high school. Students must have junior/senior status with a minimum GPA of 2.25. Students must demonstrate financial need and high personal standards.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Marshall Miller.

Amount: Depending on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Porter, Ralph E. Business Administration Scholarship

Porter, Ralph E. Business Administration Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time Business Administration majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Ralph Porter who was associated with Western State Colorado University for more than sixty years. He worked directly to serve the College as a student, Secretary to the President, Treasurer, and Business Manager.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University Business, Accounting & Economics Department.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Reed, J. Ralph Business Scholarship

Reed, J. Ralph Business Scholarship is Available to:

Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Students who have distinguished themselves as people of strong character and morals. Preference given to those actively involved in the department.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

LIATIS Foundation.

Amount: Awards based on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Whiting, Vern Memorial Scholarship

Whiting, Vern Memorial Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time students majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. Students must be junior or senior standing and must demonstrate financial need. Students must have exhibited a work ethic that has assisted in financing their education. Preference given to non-traditional students.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Vern's wife, Nell, and family and friends.

Amount: $250.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Faculty of the BUS, ACC, ECON department in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Wilson, Roger E. Memorial Business Scholarship

Wilson, Roger E. Memorial Business Scholarship is Available to:

Full time Colorado residents who demonstrate financial need. Must be majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. 2.5 GPA required to maintain scholarship.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Douglas A. Wilson to honor his brother.

Amount: Depending on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Business, Accounting and Economic Scholarships

Fund

The following scholarships are available to students in the Business, Accounting and Economics (BAE) department.  

American Association Professional Landmen (AAPL) Scholarship

Billmeyer, Matthew Memorial Scholarship
Binford, Harold E. Business Scholarship

Borick, Business Scholarship
Cherry, Denver Memorial Accounting Scholarship
Chesapeake Energy PLRM Scholarship
Cox, James H. Business Administration Scholarship
Cummins, D.H. and Mildred Scholarship Fund
Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
Depp, Stephen Paul Memorial Scholarship
Eastman, Donald S. Business Scholarship
Encana, Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
Fidelity Charitable Gift Energy Corporation
Gunnison Energy PLRM Scholarship for the Gunnison ValleyGunnison Savings & Loan Scholarship
Haverly, F.S. Academic Scholarship
Kregel, Kathleen Scholarship
Little, Richard and Gloria Memorial Business Scholarship
Long, John S. Scholarship
Mikesell Scholarship in Accounting
Miller, Marshall Business Scholarship
Porter, Ralph E. Business Administration Scholarship
Questar Exploration & Production Company Scholarship
Reed, J. Ralph Business Scholarship
Solich, George & Carol Scholarship
Urban, Paul "Legends of Industry" Scholarship
Whiting, Vern Memorial Scholarship
Wilson, Roger E. Memorial Business Scholarship


American Association Professional Landmen (AAPL) Scholarship

Determined by AAPL. See PLRM Director for further information and deadline.

BILLMEYER, MATTHEW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students of any class with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. Preference given to students majoring in Department of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Provided by:
The Billmeyer family in memory of Matthew Billmeyer "79."

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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BINFORD, HAROLD E. BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Students majoring in Business or Accounting; must have completed 60 hours of course work of which a minimum of 30 hours must at Western, be among top 5 as ranked by overall GPA.

Provided by:
Friends to honor Dr. Binford when he retired from Western State Colorado University as Professor and Chairman of the Division of Business.

Amount:
Amount will be determined based on funds available. 2 awards annually.

Selected by:
Western State Colorado University Business Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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BORICK, BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics who are US citizens. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.4 or greater. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Preference given to students actively involved in the BUS, ACC, ECON department and involved on campus.

Provided by:
Louis Borick on behalf of his son Steven Borick "75."

Amount:
Awards based on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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CHERRY, DENVER MEMORIAL ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Accounting majors, junior or senior standing, full-time students with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and demonstrate academic promise.

Provided by:
Family of Denver Cherry.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Business Dept.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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CHESAPEAKE ENERGY PLRM SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
PLRM majors with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students must demonstrate involvement in extracurricular activities and dedication to the PLRM program.

Provided by:
Chesapeake Energy.

Amount:
5 awards of $4000. (may vary)

Selected by:
PLRM Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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COX, JAMES H. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Declared majors in Business Administration, Jr or Sr status, full-time students with a GPA of 2.0 - 2.5 preferred. Student needs to be recommended by 1 or more WSC Business division faculty. Preference given to members of Delta Sigma Pi, New York State Residents and Community College graduates.

Provided by:
James H Cox 1966 and 1968 graduate of WSC.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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Delta Sigma Pi Alumni Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students in Business Administration

Provided by:
Alumni

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting & Economics

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

DENVER ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM LANDMEN

Available to:
Full-time students with at least a Junior status, enrolled in the Professional Land and Resource Management Program.

Provided by:
Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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DEPP, STEPHEN PAUL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Non-traditional students enrolled as a business major with a GPA of 3.0

Provided by:
The Depp family (Paul ’74 and Roberta) and friends to honor the memory of Stephen Paul Depp

Amount:
Award depends on funds available

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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DESERT SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics, full-time students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater. Have both academic promise and financial need.

Provided by:
Robert Little in memory of Gloria Little.

Amount:
Awards depend on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

EASTMAN, DONALD S. BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Western State College students who are majoring in Accounting or Economics and have earned at least 30 hours at WSC.

Provided by:
Don Eastman.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Business Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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ELVA LEA WISE BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN

Available to:
Excellent female student in Business Administration.

Provided by:
Friends of Elva Lea Wise

Amount:
Award depends on funds available

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

ENCANA OIL & GAS (USA) INC.

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need will be considered.

Provided by:
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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FIDELITY CHARITABLE GIFT FUND

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
MDU Resources Foundation and Fidelity Exploration & Production Company.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (approximately $600).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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FIDELITY CHARITABLE GIFT FUND

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
MDU Resources Foundation and Fidelity Exploration & Production Company.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (approximately $600).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

GUNNISON ENERGY CORPORATION

Available to:
Full-time students that have obtained junior or senior status and have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered. Students must be from Western Colorado.

Provided by:
Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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GUNNISON ENERGY PLRM SCHOLARSHIP FOR GUNNISON VALLEY

Available to:
Full-time students that are graduates of Gunnison High School and have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered. Students must be a Freshman or seeking an Additional Bachelors Degree.

Provided by:
Gunnison Energy Corporation.

Amount:
2 awards of $2500 each. (may vary)

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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GUNNISON SAVINGS AND LOAN SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a Business, Accounting or Economics Major. Must also be a member of GS&L.

Provided by:
Donation from Gunnison Savings & Loan.

Amount:
Pending Funding.

Selected by:
Dept of Business, Accounting & Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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Gunnison Valley Fidelity Exploration and Production Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
GVFEP

Amount:
Award depends on funds available

Selected by:
PLRM Leadership

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

HAVERLY, F. S. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time Business, Accounting or Economics majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and have completed, or will complete 60 credit hours at WSC by semester end in which scholarship is awarded. Students must have financial need.

Provided by:
A gift from F.S. Haverly who was an Accounting professor at Western for over 20 years.

Amount:
One scholarship for $1000 or two scholarships for $500.

Selected by:
Western State Business Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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INDUSTRY PARTNER SCHOLARSHIPS

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
Various PLRM associated companies

Amount:
Award depends on funds available

Selected by:
PLRM Leadership

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

KREGEL, KATHLEEN SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time female Business, Accounting or Economics majors, who are Colorado residents. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or better and have recipient-year class standing of sophomore through senior. Students must have financial need.

Provided by:
Kathleen M. Kregel ('87 MBA) & James R. Smith.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State Business Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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LITTLE, ROBERT AND GLORIA MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics, full-time students with a GPA of 2.8 or greater. Have both academic promise and financial need.

Provided by:
Robert Little in memory of Gloria Little.

Amount:
14 awards of $500.00 each.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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LOCKE, PATTY ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN

Available to:
Excellent female student in accounting.

Provided by:
Patty Locke

Amount:
Award depends on funds available

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

LONG, JOHN S. SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Juniors and Seniors in the Professional Land and Resource Management Program who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Provided by:
The Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen in memory of John S. Long, a well-known and well-loved Landman in the Denver Oil Community.

Amount:
$1000 - $2500

Selected by:
The John S. Long Scholarship Fund Committee

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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MIKESELL SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING

Available to:
Students with a declared majors in Accounting. Colorado residents and US citizens. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, and demonstrate financial need. Preference placed on students who attended High School in communities with a population of less than 10,000. Scholarship may be renewable.

Provided by:
Greg and Monica Mikesell.

Amount:
1 award for $1200.

Selected by:
Accounting Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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MILLER, MARSHALL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Business majors who are graduates of a Colorado high school. Students  must have junior/senior status with a minimum GPA of 2.25.  Students must demonstrate financial need and high personal standards.

Provided by:
Marshall Miller.

Amount:
Depending on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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NEWFIELD EXPLORATION COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students with at least a Junior status, enrolled in the Professional Land and Resource Management Program.

Provided by:
Newfield Exploration Company

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
PLRM Leadership

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

PORTER, RALPH E. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time Business Administration majors. Recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Provided by:
Ralph Porter who was associated with Western State Colorado University for more than sixty years. He worked directly to serve the College as a student, Secretary to the President, Treasurer, and Business Manager.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Business, Accounting & Economics Department.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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QUESTAR EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
Questar Exploration and Production Company.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (two scholarships of approximately $2,500 each).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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REED, J. RALPH BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Declared majors in Business, Accounting and Economics. Must be a full-time student with a GPA of 3.5 or greater. Must demonstrate academic promise and financial need. Students who have distingushed themselves as people of strong character and morals. Preference given to those actively involved in the department.

Provided by:
LIATIS Foundation.

Amount:
Awards based on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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SOLICH, GEORGE & CAROL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
The Energy Cup Matches.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (approximately $1300).

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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URBAN, PAUL 'LEGENDS OF INDUSTRY' SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Recipients must maintain a 3.3 GPA and be involved in extra-curricular activities.  Scholarship is to be used for tuition ONLY.  Students who have scholarships that already cover tuition expenses are ineligible.

Provided by:
Paul's wife, Ann Marie, Eric McGlone and other friends.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Chair(s) of the PLRM Program and Ann Urban.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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WESTERN 300 SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students that have been accepted in the PLRM program. Financial need may be considered.

Provided by:
Various PLRM associated companies

Amount:
Award depends on funds available

Selected by:
PLRM Leadership

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

WHITING, VERN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full-time students majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. Students must be junior or senior standing and must demonstrate financial need.  Students must have exhibited a work ethic that has assisted in financing their education.  Preference given to non-traditional students.

Provided by:
Vern's wife, Nell, and family and friends.

Amount:
$250.

Selected by:
Faculty of the BAE department in consultation with the Financial Aid Office.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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WILSON, ROGER E. MEMORIAL BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

Available to:
Full time Colorado residents who demonstrate financial need. Must be majoring in Business, Accounting or Economics. 2.5 GPA required to maintain scholarship.

Provided by:
Douglas A. Wilson to honor his brother.

Amount:
Depending on funds available.

Selected by:
Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application:
Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

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 Locke, Patty Accounting Scholarship for Women

Locke, Patty Accounting Scholarship for Women is Available to:

Excellent female student in accounting.

Business Scholarship Provided by:

Patty Locke

Amount: Award depends on funds available

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Department of Business, Accounting and Economics.

Application: Contact the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-2019 - Borick Business Building 213

Find out more about Western's Business Program at www.western.edu/business

 Western Presidential Scholars Award

The Western Presidential Scholars Award is a full tuition scholarship available to Valedictorians of Colorado high schools (residents only) aimed at increasing the number of high achieving students attending Western State Colorado University.  The scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive semesters (four years) and will cover full in-state tuition charges after the COF stipend is applied.  The Western Presidential Scholars Award would replace any other merit scholarship that may have already been awarded to the student.  The Western Presidential Scholars Award is a competitive scholarship (application is required) as there are a limited number of awards available each year.  Below are some details you should know:

Minimum Criteria

  •          3.80 cumulative High School GPA 
  •          25 ACT score/1200 SAT combined score
  •          Be ranked #1 on high school transcript or certified as ‘valedictorian’ by high school official

Application Process

To apply students must submit a letter of application, one letter of recommendation, and provide verification of Valedictorian status.  Completed applications must be received by April 1st of each year.

Renewal Criteria

  •          Must enroll in and successfully complete 12 credits each semester (24 credits each year)
  •          Must maintain a 3.0 GPA at Western 

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Professor of Economics
BA University of Colorado, PhD University of Oregon.
Phone: 970.943.2893
Office Location: Borick Business Building 228
Professor of Economics
BA, PhD University of Utah
Phone: 970.943.2097
Office Location: Borick Business Building 227
Professor of Economics
BA Boston University, PhD University of Utah.
Phone: 970.943.2207
Office Location: Borick Business Building 244