The Economics Major
A degree in economics enables students to deepen their
understanding of the national and world economies as well as to
develop economic analysis skills for careers in business, banking,
investments, law, and government. The School of Business offers
the choice of a BA degree or a BS degree in Economics. The B.A.
program (Liberal Arts track) offers students the methodology
and analytical techniques appropriate for graduate work in
economics and related professions such as public administration,
and law. It provides a foundation for research and analysis in
academic and government institutions.
The B.S. program (Business track) is oriented toward
the techniques and background appropriate for the business
world. It prepares students for graduate work in Business
(M.B.A.) and economic analysis within the business
community. Students pursuing the B.S. program will
complete all core business classes in management, marketing,
accounting, and finance.
Both the BA and BS Economics majors must complete the
University Core Curriculum requirements; both programs
require two mathematics courses (1) MATH 141 or equivalent
and (2) MATH 124.
The BS Program (Business Track) major requires students to
complete all courses in the Business Core, ECON 211 ECON 212
2, and ECON 303 and five 300-400 level Economics electives.
The BA Program (Liberal Arts Track) major requires students
to complete ECON 111, ECON 112, ECON 211, ECON 212
ECON 303, and five 300-400 level Economics electives.
Students following this track are encouraged to adopt a second
major or a minor.