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The major in Economics provides rigorous training in economic theory and quantitative methods. Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and are well-trained for careers in policy analysis, business or for future graduate study.

The curriculum emphasizes:

  1. Economic theory and
  2. Quantitative methods.

The major is flexible and allows students to customize their program of study tailored to their interests by choosing electives from economics, business, accounting, agricultural economics or entrepreneurship. Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Economics or related fields are well prepared with an Economics degree. In addition, Economics majors have found success with careers in government research and analysis, international trade and financial analysis.

Course Catalog, Economics

Financial Economics Emphasis
In addition to the core economics and quantitative courses, students have the option to choose courses that emphasize finance. The Financial Economics emphasis provides an in-depth focus on the financial aspects of the business world.

Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees are offered in Economics. The B.A. degree requires coursework in a modern language and is recommended for students with an interest in international economics or business. In contrast, the B.S. degree requires additional coursework in science.

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Degree Explorer, Economics Major