Economics uses the principle of utility-maximizing behavior to provide a framework for studying how people make choices. Our Economics curriculum is designed to give students an understanding of economic theory and its application to a wide range of human behavior. The program provides excellent preparation for careers in business, government, research organizations, and international agencies. It is particularly recommended for students planning graduate study or professional training in fields such as economics, law, business, international studies, public administration, and public health.”
The College of Arts & Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics:
Students from the College of Arts & Sciences School may major or double-major in Economics. A key component of this program is the integration of faculty at the College of Arts & Sciences with those in the School of Business Administration.
The Economics major requires 24 credits including:
and 12 elective credits.
*Note: Economics 302, a required course for economics majors, has as a pre-requisite MAS 110 (required of all business students) or MTH 109. Therefore, economics majors from the College of Arts and Sciences must take either MAS 110 or MTH 109.
The Economics minor for students from the College requires 15 credits including:
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems
ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems
or ECO 301 Macro Economic Theory
ECO 302 Micro Economic Theory
and 6 elective credits.
ECO 307 Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
ECO 311 Labor Economics
ECO 345 Environmental Economics
ECO 371/ISP 371 Economic Problems of Latin America
ECO 386 Health Economics
ECO 403 Monetary Economics
ECO 420 Economic Growth
ECO 430 Applied Econometrics
ECO 441 International Trade
ECO 442 International Monetary Economics
ECO 444 Game Theory ECO 460 Industrial Organization
ECO 510 Mathematical Economics
ECO 511 Labor Economics II
ECO 532 History of Economic Thought
What can you do with a major in Economics?
Jobs for bachelor's degree economists: Economics majors are hired by many types of institutions, including financial institutions (banks, investment firms), research institutions (policy research, business information services), corporations, newspapers and periodicals, government organizations (Federal Reserve Banks, U.S. Department of Commerce), and multi-national organizations (International Monetary Fund, World Bank).
Graduate School preparation: Economics majors frequently go on to attend law school, business school, medical school, graduate school in economics, and graduate school in public policy.