About the Program
What You'll Learn
- Assemble, analyze, and interpret empirical evidence and communicate outcomes effectively in written and verbal forms
- Analyze economic, social, and business problems and recommend courses of action while recognizing the role of assumptions and the limitations of economic analysis
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the historical, cultural, and institutional foundations of the economy
- Demonstrate an understanding of the policy implication of economic theories
- Demonstrate an appreciation of how the social sciences, history, and philosophy contribute to an understanding of economics
Plan of Study
Through the Economics program, you will master the fundamental skills in all functional areas of business (through a common core) as well as the direct economics knowledge necessary to assure your success.
You have the option to choose to pursue the Economics program through one of 2 degrees:
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics requires you to choose one of 4 areas of concentration:
Incorporate a significant liberal arts component into your degree that emphasizes the close relationship between economics and the liberal arts. You can tailor the program to your interests by completing a minor in the liberal arts or a foreign language component along with additional liberal arts courses.
Prepare yourself for graduate work in law or economics. You will be required to take a minor in English, Philosophy, Business, Justice Studies, or Political Science. You will be trained to analyze legal issues in terms of costs and benefits, and the extensive use of models will help you approach problems logically.
Theory and Policy
Support your professional interests as an analyst in government, public policy research groups, energy and environmental organizations, and for-profit and non-profit organizations by completing an intensive focus on theoretical and practical applications of economics.
If you wish to pursue graduate work in economics or quantitative fields, focusing on mathematics gives you a clear progression of coursework that will prepare you to do so.
Bachelor of Science in Business Economics
If you seek an economics degree integrated with a strong foundation in business fundamentals that emphasizes the close relationship between economics and business, this is the best option for you.
In addition to the business core and program-specific requirements of your degree, you will also be required to complete the ETS Major Field Test in Business before you are eligible to graduate.
Liberal Education Courses
You must complete the WCore program or join the Honors College (and complete requirements) to fulfill your liberal education credits.