Program Overview

Economists use their broad understanding of business and their advanced analytical skills to interpret economic behavior and forecast political and societal trends. This versatile major makes you attractive to employers and prepares you for a successful career in banking, government, law, the insurance industry and elsewhere. 

Besides studying essential economic theories, you’ll also learn to analyze individual markets and assess the impact public policy has on the economy. We give you the quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills you need to examine social and business problems and determine which roles government and the market should play in solving them.    

Recent economics majors have secured prominent jobs with the Federal Reserve Board, General Electric, Liberty Mutual, Oppenheimer Funds and other industrial and insurance firms.

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in Economics Curriculum

In addition to the University Curriculum and the College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts Track requirements, students majoring in Economics must meet the following requirements for graduation:

Economics Core Requirements
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 112Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 211Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 212Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC 272Advanced Applied Statistics3
EC 365Econometrics3
EC 450Senior Seminar3
Economics Electives12
Select four economics courses numbered 200 or higher.
Total Credits33

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