Programs in Economics

Economics, B.B.A.DegreeB.B.A.
Economics, B.S.DegreeB.S.
Economics, MinorMinor
Labor Economics, CertificateCertificate

Program Goals

Students who earn an economics degree will develop skills and knowledge relevant to business, entrepreneurship, and the public and non-profit sectors. Economic forces affect everyone and society. Understanding economics helps individuals contribute to a rapidly-changing global marketplace. Examples of topics in economics include foreign trade, the regulatory environment, sustainability and natural resources, monetary policy, banking, income distribution, labor markets, and healthcare. 

Career Considerations

An economics degree prepares students for a variety of possible careers or to further their study with an MBA, law degree, Ph.D., or other advanced graduate degree. Students are able to pursue careers in law, banking, financial analysis, real estate, litigation analysis, planning, pricing analysis, government at the local, state and federal levels, budget analysis or policy analysis, and other jobs that require analytical ability. Economists study questions about allocating scarce resources, understanding the trade-offs businesses and government face when making decisions, and how to consider the competing uses for the world’s limited resources.

Learning Goals

The learning goals of our program are to develop skills and apply them to:

  1. Interpret and apply economic data to make decisions and evaluate alternatives;
  2. Identify and analyze economic issues; and
  3. Demonstrate effective written and oral presentation skills and critical thinking.


Economics Courses