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.
Our Terry W. Goodwin ’67 Financial Technology Center offers hands-on learning activities that strengthen your knowledge of markets and the economy, from analyzing real-time economic data to developing financial models and running trading simulations. 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
|Complete the University Curriculum||46|
|Economics Core Requirements|
|EC 111||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|EC 112||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|EC 211||Intermediate Microeconomics||3|
|EC 212||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3|
|EC 271||Applied Statistical Methods||3|
|EC 450||Senior Seminar||3|
|Select four economics courses numbered 200 or higher.|
All students must complete the University Curriculum requirements.