Major in Economics (B.A.)

Learn more: Department of Business Studies and Economics

Our economics program provides an understanding of the theoretical tools of economic analysis and their application to economics issues that concern individuals, firms and/or nations, either in the domestic setting or internationally. Students acquire the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to investigate and critically evaluate economic conditions and trends.

The B.A. offers students a strong background in economics while allowing them to double major in another discipline such as history, political science or psychology. Coursework prepares students for a wide variety of career opportunities in business and government as well as graduate study.

To earn the bachelor's degree, students take a minimum of 11 courses (33 credits).

Required courses:

  • ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ECN102: Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECN201: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECN202: Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECN305: Money, Banking in Financial Markets
  • ECN317: Economic Ideas in Historical Perspective
  • ECN420: Political Economy of Industrial Societies
  • ECN490: Public Finance and Public Policy Analysis
  • Three upper-level economics electives