Economics

Economics is the study of how people and entities choose to use resources (information, time, money, and raw materials) to create useful products and services in a market environment. As a student of Economics, your goal is to better understand how trade, investment, and the movement of people and resources across national boundaries tie the global economy together.

This program will help prepare you for a career in academics, consulting, finance, law, and/or the public sector. The introductory level Micro- and Macroeconomics courses will provide you with a solid understanding of the basic principles of economics and teach you to think analytically about incentives, opportunity costs, property rights, and the role of the private and public sector in both regional and international markets. As you advance through the program, you will become a more sophisticated consumer of news pertaining to current economic events and will find yourself capable of making quantitative and qualitative judgments about them.

You should complete the core program before taking six additional electives based on your field of interest from the list below. These electives focus on more specialized topics including monetary policy, taxation, import quotas, subsidies, and regulation.

To complete the knowledge equivalent for this major, you should complete the core program (7 courses) as well as 3 electives of your choice (3 courses) for a total of 10 courses.

Interested in the potential to earn college credit for an Economics course? Learn more here.

Core Program

ECON101-CLEP: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON101: Principles of Microeconomics
ECON102-EXC: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON102: Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON103/MA101: Single-Variable Calculus I
ECON104/MA121: Introduction to Statistics
ECON200: Math for Economists
ECON201: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON202: Intermediate Macroeconomics

Elective Courses

ECON301: History of Economic Ideas
ECON302: Money, Banking, And Financial Markets
ECON303: Labor Economics
ECON304: Economic Development 
ECON305: Public Finance
ECON306: Industrial Organization
ECON307: International Trade