Students in the Economics major receive the education necessary to begin careers in business, finance, government, and education or to pursue graduate degrees in such fields as business administration, economics, and law.
Economics is the study of how society manages its scarce resources, with a focus on how people interact with each other and make decisions, and how forces and trends affect the economy as a whole. The goal of the economics major is to provide students with a strong foundation in economic theory and the analytical tools that will allow them to think critically about complex economic and social issues on both a domestic and global scale. The major challenges students’ intellectual curiosity by providing them with opportunities to learn and communicate complex economic ideas through critical thinking, speaking, writing, and independent research projects. In addition to a major and minor in Economics, the department also offers emphases in Economic Development and Financial Economics. These are intended for those students who would like to concentrate their electives within the major on one of these specific areas of study.
The Economics major is associated with the Department of Economics and Business. A major requires 12 courses, including mathematics courses, and a minor requires seven economics courses.
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Last updated February 13, 2018