An Overview of the Economics Department

If you’re looking for an engaging, rigorous, and contemporary field of study that explains how the world around you works, you may be a fit for Economics. As a major or minor, you'll study the exchange of and competition for goods and services that influences everything from small-scale community decisions to global geopolitics.

In this program, you will:

  • Examine economics in both historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Learn economic theories focused on individual decisions and economic aggregates.
  • Explore how economic forces contribute to contemporary social problems and solutions.
  • Develop critical thinking by learning how to gather, analyze, and synthesize information.

With a degree in Economics, you’ll build a foundation for success in a wide range of corporate, nonprofit, and public sector careers, and be well prepared for graduate work in economics, management, business, law, and other fields.