The objective of the economics program is to give students a broad background and knowledge of domestic and international economic systems that are essential for business managers in today’s competitive global economy. Graduates can apply economic theory to problems relating to market structures, resource markets, employment, and fiscal and monetary policies. Economists occupy a wide range of positions in profit and non-profit enterprises as well as in government. The economics concentration is highly recommended for pre-law students, as well as for students aiming for careers in banking, finance, government, or industry.
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may also pursue a major or minor in this field. The requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees in economics can be found under the College of Arts and Sciences section in this catalogue. Students expecting to pursue graduate studies in economics are encouraged to pursue the B.S. degree. Students considering an economics concentration should note that ECON 302 has a prerequisite of ECON 202 with a B- or better and ECON 403 has a prerequisite of ECON 201 with a B- or better.