Individuals, businesses, governments face many important economic decisions. Should the individual attend college or accept a job offer? Should the business expand into a new region? Should the government raise payroll taxes to assure the financial viability of social security? Should government impose tariffs on imports from China and place stronger limits on immigration?
Economists study the implications of such decisions and how these decisions impact our lives. The well-trained economist has a solid understanding of economic theory as well as the technical tools to apply this theory to make informed choices. Not surprisingly, these skills are valuable in the job market; they also help students prepare for graduate studies in economics, law, or related fields.
The Department of Economics offers undergraduate programs leading to the B.A. or B.S. degree. In addition, many students complement their major area of study with a minor in economics. Students with an outstanding academic record can join our accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs leading to a B.A. or B.S. in economics at the end of four years of study and a master of arts in economics at the end of five.
Major in economics
A student majoring in economics may earn either the bachelor of arts or the bachelor of science degree. Students may pursue specialized study in economic theory, money and banking, public finance, labor economics, international trade, economic development, transportation, econometrics, regional economics, industrial organization, and economic systems.
Minor in economics
Economics is related in important ways to many other disciplines. Because of this, students often find that adding an economics minor is a good way to round out their studies. The economics minor is flexible and can be molded to fit your interests. Students may pursue specialized study in economic theory, money and banking, public finance, labor economics, international trade, economic development, transportation, econometrics, regional economics, industrial organization, and economic systems.
Tutoring Fall 2014
Econ 110 & 120 Tutoring Sessions:
tutoring starts the second week of the semester, September 2.