Economics & Statistics Concentration (24 credits)
The economics concentration emphasizes the quantitative analytical approach to dealing with economic problems in both the public and private sectors, providing students with marketable skills and the intellectual foundation for career growth. Graduates are prepared for entry-level managerial and analytical positions in both industry and government and to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, and law.
The economics curriculum develops communication, computational, and management skills in addition to economic reasoning and quantitative abilities. The program's required courses develop student's abilities to apply economic analysis to real-world problems. Liberal arts courses enhance oral and written communication skills. Business courses include accounting and finance. Quantitative analytical skills are developed by a course sequence that includes computer science, mathematics, and statistics.
- ECON – 101 Principles of Microeconomics
- ECON – 201 Principles of Macroeconomics* (ECON-101)
- ECON – 403 Econometrics I* (MTSC – 112 and MTSC – 211)
- ECON – 431 Monetary Analysis and Policy* (ECON-101 and ECON-201)
- ECON – 444 Public Finance* (ECON-101 and ECON-201)
- ECON – 448 Development Economics* (ECON-101 and ECON-201)
- ECON – 441 Labor Economics* (ECON-101 and ECON-201)
- ECON – 421 Natural Resource Economics* (ECON-101 and ECON-201)
- ECON – 405 International Trade and Finance* (ECON-101 and ECON-201)
- ECON – 422 Benefit-Cost Analysis* (ECON-101 and ECON-201)
*These courses have prerequisites or co-requisites as noted in parentheses.