From helping clients navigate a financial crisis to tracking sales, costs and profits across a product line, economists employ strategies to analyze and solve some of today’s most complex economic problems.

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.    

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

Course List
University Curriculum
Complete the University Curriculum 46
Economics Core Requirements
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 112Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 211Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 212Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC 271Applied Statistical Methods3
EC 365Econometrics3
EC 450Senior Seminar3
Economics Electives:12
Select four economics courses numbered 200 or higher.
Total Credits79

All students must complete the University Curriculum requirements.