Skip to main content
Menu
Close Search

Our Academic Programs

Explore our degree options

The Department of Economics offers a varied career choice, and that's reflected in the academic options we offer.  Learn more about the five undergraduate majors in our department.

Undergraduate Programs

Agricultural & Resource Economics

Agricultural and Resource Economics extends core classes with in-depth analysis of local, national and global economic issues. Coursework focuses on topics relating to agricultural research, government policy, international trade and development, environmental research and analysis. Graduates tend to work as an extension specialist, commodity broker, ag statistician, or go into graduate studies

Agricultural Business

Agricultural Business blends general business training with specialized coursework in the agricultural industry and agricultural marketing to prepare students for careers in 21st-century agribusiness. Coursework focuses on the following agriculture topics: management, marketing, finance, and policy. Agricultural Business majors tend to work for agricultural lenders, local cooperatives, implement companies, etc. in roles like commodity merchandiser and farm management specialist.

Business Economics

Business Economics provides students with the tools and abilities to succeed in the highly competitive business environment from small, local companies to Fortune 500 companies. Coursework focuses on management, finance, banking, retail, sales, and marketing. Graduates tend to work in: Management, Sales, Finance and Marketing.

Economics

Economics prepares students to continue their studies in a graduate program. Economics graduates tend to work in a variety of industries, working in government, research, and financial analysis. Quite often they go on to graduate studies in Economics, Business (MBA) or Law School.

Entrepreneurial Studies

Students in the Entrepreneurial Studies major write business plans and ultimately open their own small business, learning through experience as well as in the classroom. Coursework focuses on starting a business, growing a business, business consulting, product development, sales, and marketing. Graduates work for a variety of companies from banking to music production. Some create their own companies and are self-employed.

 

Graduate Programs

Accelerated Master's Program

An accelerated master's degree to qualified undergraduate students who maintain at least a 3.5 GPA in their economics major; these students may begin their graduate studies while they complete their undergraduate degree.

M.S. in Economics

The graduate program in economics prepares students for professions in business and government as well as for advanced studies in economics and finance. The program offers two curriculum options: an economic theory option and an applied business-economics option. 

 

Joe Santos

Undergraduate Programs

Wang Teaching

Graduate Programs