We offer bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees that focus on a wide spectrum of issues within economics. This broad choice should meet the needs of just about any student.
We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality, versatile education that prepares you for success in a wide variety of professions or post-graduate education. Economics majors and minors will learn how to conceptualize their own roles in society, whether acting as individuals, members of private-sector firms, or as public servants in the government sector. You will learn how to apply theoretical understanding and analytical skills to a wide variety of issues, problems, and policies, and thus graduate ready to put those skills to use across a wide variety of industries working in business, finance, or law or for governmental or nonprofit agencies in nearly any field.
All of our classes emphasize real-world applications and implications of the material, always making the connection between what you are learning in the classroom and what you'll need to be successful in your careers and as citizen-leaders.
In addition to the standard requirements in the College for general education, diversity and the bachelor of arts language requirement, the Bachelor of Arts in Economics also requires:
- ECON 53 Introductory Microeconomics
- ECON 55 Introductory Macroeconomics
- MATH 37 or 39 or INTL 101
- ECON 101 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
- ECON 103 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
- ECON 111 History of Economic Thought
- ECON 161 Empirical Methods
- ECON 199 Economic Analysis Capstone
- Four additional economics electives numbered ECON 71 or higher (excluding 101L and including 191 only with departmental approval)
In conjunction with your advisor, you will tailor your elective selection to best complement your other coursework and meet your educational goals. Suggested elective paths will be provided for those of you who are interested in pairing your study of economics with other disciplines, such as political science, international studies, philosophy, or psychology.