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Economics, Bachelor of Science

Economics

Overview

The program provides its students with the necessary skills and knowledge to investigate and critically understand the economy and economic institutions and how they shape economic behavior.  Emphasizing theoretical and empirical/analytic skills, students are prepared for various career paths.  The program also provides the historical and social context necessary to understand economic outcomes fully.

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Study Opportunities and Experiences

Students can focus their studies on areas such as economic development, environmental economics, economic policies, and business economics.

Rewarding Excellence

The program rewards excellence through induction into the national economics society Omicron Delta Epsilon, presenting their research at national economics conferences, participating in the Sadie Cooperative program, and competing in the Fed Challenge.

Student Organizations

International Economics Honor Society, Omicron Delta Epsilon; Sadie Collective, Federal Reserve Challenge

Department Contact

We’re here to answer any questions you may have about the Economics Program.

Dr. Jason Berkowitz

Department Chair
6% growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for economists is predicted to grow by 6% over the current decade. Economics is consistently in the top 10 paying college majors and the top 1-2 for women.

The Economics faculty provide students with a wide diversity of intellectual perspectives and real-world applied economics experiences to help them to develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to prosper in the global economy.

Courses

To earn their Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, students complete 120 credits, including core and major-sequence courses, as outlined below. Students have their choice of electives.

  • ECO 3303  History of Economic Thought
  • ECO 3341  Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 3343  Microeconomic theory
  • ECO 3306 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECO 3307 Labor Economics
  • ECO 3313 Public Finance
  • ECO 3323 Economics of State and Local Governments
  • ECO 3328 Behavioral Economics
  • ECO 3335 Mathematical Economics
  • ECO 3344 International Economics
  • ECO 3345 Introduction to Econometrics
  • ECO 33346 Economic Growth and Development
  • ECO 3348 Environmental Economics
  • ECO 3349 Business Economics
  • ECO 3360 Marxian Economics
  • ECO 3361 Economics of Global Inequality
  • ECO 4340 Managerial Economics
  • PHI      1000C, 2220C, 3000C          
  • ECO     1301, 1302
  • ECO     Elective
  • DNY     1000C
  • HIS      1000C
  • Language/Culture      
  • SPE      1000C
  • ENG     1000C
  • ENG     1100C
  • English Elective
  • MTH     1320
  • SCI      1000C
  • THE     1000C
  • THE     2200 – 2800 (Choose 1)
  • THE     3305
  • ACC 2320
  • BUA 2334
  • FIN 3310
  • General Electives  (6 credit hours)
  • LAW 1310
  • MGT 2301
  • MGT 3325
  • MGT 4329
  • MKT 2301
  • RMI 1301
  • TECH ELEC* 3
  • Note: Business Core may vary if pursuing a  FastTrack program

Fast-Track programs are cost-efficient and time-saving ways to provide students the opportunity to advance to a master’s degree from their B.S. in Economics.  Students who select a fast-track into an advanced degree must complete an online application and must meet the admission standards for that graduate program. Students should seek early program guidance from their adviser in anticipation of applying to a Fast-Track Program. Available Fast Track programs for Economics majors are:

Henry George

Henry George Lecture Series

Each semester the Henry George lecture series brings leading economists, including many Noble Prize winners, to campus to speak to our students on the most pressing economic and social questions.