Meet Your Major: Economics
As an economics major, you’ll study how individuals and groups make decisions with limited resources.
Going beyond the fundamentals of business and finance, you’ll examine the forces that drive today’s complex global economy — supply and demand, profitability and employment. Through the focused curriculum, you’ll learn how stocks markets work and deepen your understanding of how people and society operate.
What You’ll Learn
In this program, you will:
- Examine the social relationships involved in the problems of resource allocation, production, exchange and distribution.
- Understand the causes and consequences of national economic events, and how they’re influenced by economic policy.
- Explore the interrelationships between historical events and the development of economic theory.
- How social relationships affect the allocation, production, exchange and distribution of resources.
- Develop skills in numeracy, including deriving and interpreting quantitative measurements.
Economists build models to explain why people behave the way they do, and they use these models, along with their observations, to analyze and explain why things happen the way they do. Businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations hire economists to think analytically, solve complex problems and recognize the impact of human behavior on work, production, distribution, consumption and business operations. With a degree in economics, you’ll have the knowledge and expertise to pursue a career in the exciting field of economics.
What You’ll Take
In this program, you must complete of a minimum of 48 credits and a minimum of 12 courses, as specified below. You must also maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 in your selected courses.
As an economics major, you’ll typically take the following courses:
|ECO 1201||Introduction to Economics|
|ECO 1202||Topics in Introductory Economics|
|ECO 2201||Intermediate Microeconomics|
|ECO 2202||Intermediate Macroeconomics|
You must also take five additional courses (20 credits) from among the following:
|ECO 1225||Economics of Gender|
|ECO 3303||Economic Development|
|ECO 3304||Economics of Education|
|ECO 3305||Ecological Economics|
|ECO 3306||International Economics|
|ECO 3307||Labor Economics|
|ECO 3308||Managerial Economics|
|ECO 3309||Marxian Economics|
|ECO 3310||Money and Finance|
|ECO 3311||Public Finance|
|ECO 3312||The History of Economic Thought|
|ECO 3314||U.S. Economic History|
|ECO 3315||Urban and Regional Economics|
|ECO 4001||Economics Seminar|
|ECO 4800||Directed Studies|
|ECO 4850||Economic Research Internship|
Courses in the School of Liberal Arts are scheduled to account for instructional time that is commensurate with credits earned.
Chair and Professor, Economics