Do you read the financial or business section of a newspaper or news Web site? Are you interested in what the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board has to say? And, unlike any of your friends, you actually know his name. Then you'd probably be interested in our economics major.
Economics is the study of how individuals in our society allocate produce and distribute scarce resources. The scarce resources can include labor, raw materials, land, machinery, and natural resources. Economists use mathematical models to develop programs predicting answers to questions and to obtain data. Economics theory and practice are used in government, business, non-profit organizations, research, and teaching. Economics majors at Pitt-Bradford analyze and study basic economics principles as well as economic policy decisions and their effects. Students can receive hands-on training through involvement in the Business club, competing in the AT&T Stock Challenge, and/or work on a research project with a professor.
In our program, you'll analyze and study basic principles. You'll review economic policy decisions and their effects. But you can also get involved - really involved. Join our Business Club. Compete in the AT&T Stock Challenge. Work on research with your professors.
With your economics degree, you'll be able to find a good job. Our economics graduates are working at American Express, at banks and financial institutions, and at chambers of commerce in large cities. Or, you can go on to graduate school and study law, business administration, or political science.
Course Requirements in the Major
- INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
- INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
- STATISTICAL METHODS
- INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS
- INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
- MONEY AND BANKING
- FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS
- CAPSTONE: ECONOMIC SYSTEMS