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Economics Undergraduate Programs

Fast Facts

Undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Economics
Different Economics Degrees (B.A., B.S., and B.G.S.) and Certificates Offered
Students took an Economics class in the 2019-2020 academic year
Accelerated 4+1 Masters Programs

What is Economics?

The study of economics offers students insight into some of the most fundamental questions facing societies today: what goods and services should we produce? How should we produce them? How should we distribute them? Economics offers an outstanding preparation for careers in policy analysis, international relations, business, and other careers that require rigorous analytic thinking. Economics also makes an excellent foundation for graduate study in economics, business, law, political science, or public administration.

What degrees do we offer?

Bachelors of General Studies (BGS)

Economics offers the tools you need to understand our increasingly interconnected world. With these tools, you can exploit "Big Data" to explore human behavior in numerous economic settings such as labor supply, consumption patterns, health care choices, and energy use. You can also examine the overall economy by assessing the links among aggregate output, interest rates, inflation, unemployment levels, and international exchange rates.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

The BS is recommended for students interested in attending graduate school in economics or a closely related field. Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in economics are encouraged to double major in economics and mathematics.

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

The main difference between the BA and BGS is that the BA has specific requirements related to writing, mathematics, foreign language, and laboratory science; whereas the BGS allows for exploration of another field through completion of two certificates, a minor, or a co/double major. BA or BGS degrees are designed for the majority of students who will attend MA programs or enter the workforce.

Economics Minor and Certifications

The Department of Economics offers an undergraduate minor and have two certificate programs: microeconomics and macroeconomics