A degree in economics enables students to deepen their understanding of the national and world economies as well as to develop economic analysis skills for careers in business, banking, investments, law, and government. The School of Business offers the choice of a BA degree or a BS degree in Economics. The B.A. program (Liberal Arts track) offers students the methodology and analytical techniques appropriate for graduate work in economics and related professions such as public administration, and law. It provides a foundation for research and analysis in academic and government institutions.
The B.S. program (Business track) is oriented toward the techniques and background appropriate for the business world. It prepares students for graduate work in Business (M.B.A.) and economic analysis within the business community. Students pursuing the B.S. program will complete all core business classes in management, marketing, accounting, and finance.
Both the BA and BS Economics majors must complete the University Core Curriculum requirements; both programs require two mathematics courses (1) MATH 141 or equivalent and (2) MATH 124.
The BS Program (Business Track) major requires students to complete all courses in the Business Core, ECON 211 ECON 212 2, and ECON 303 and five 300-400 level Economics electives.
The BA Program (Liberal Arts Track) major requires students to complete ECON 111, ECON 112, ECON 211, ECON 212 ECON 303, and five 300-400 level Economics electives. Students following this track are encouraged to adopt a second major or a minor.