The Department of Economics offers a major in Economics, as well as double major programs in Economics and Finance (B.S. degree), Economics and Political Science (B.A. degree), and Economics and Mathematics (B.A. degree).
Each of our programs prepares students to be successful and productive members of any organization they join, enables them to contribute to the greater good of society, and provides a solid foundation from which they can expand and learn throughout their personal and professional lives.
The Economics major leads to a B.A. in Economics and is primarily designed to build a framework where students can learn to analyze economic issues in contemporary society. As a broadly-based social science, the program in Economics will consider various societal concerns such as unemployment, inflation, the environment, income distribution, poverty, global trade and competitiveness. The student receives a systematic introduction to the basic theoretical and empirical techniques of economics, and has a range of upper-level electives which provide deeper appreciation of various economic topics.
A major in Economics is suited to accommodate a broad range of student interests, including preparation for careers in business or government and graduate school in economics, business, law, or public administration.