(Bachelor of Arts Degree)
Economics is the science that studies and conducts research in the production, development, distribution, and management of the material wealth of the world economy, nations, business enterprises, households, and individuals, and of the dynamics of economic interactions between individuals and groups.
The major in economics can open a path to employment in government, business, labor, research, or education. There is a demand for those who are broadly trained in the liberal arts without sacrificing the firm foundation of depth in analytical thinking. This program also provides the basis for graduate work in economics and law, or for training for high executive positions. It can increase one’s understanding of economic and political problems in the national and world economy. Students considering public school teaching as a career should refer to the programs in education, listed alphabetically in this section of the catalog.
Graduates from this program will be able to:
- Solve economic problems using analytical and critical thinking skills;
- Employ oral communication skills to influence a professional audience;
- Demonstrate proficiency in written communications across multiple platforms and purposes;
- Consume and produce quantitative and qualitative information in order to facilitate business and/or economic decision making;
- Recognize the importance of the global economic and business environment;
- Identify and interpret legal and ethical issues in the global business environment;
- Apply microeconomic principles to evaluate markets in allocating resources;
- Explain how the macroeconomy functions and identify the government’s role in affecting unemployment, inflation, and growth;
- Complete an integrative research project that embeds required tools and skills.