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Why Major in Economics?

Plan Your Future - Major in Economics


High Paying Degrees

A degree in economics is ranked higher paying than a degree in business or accounting! Economics provides versatility that similar business and mathematical majors do not. The degree opens doors to a variety of career opportunities.

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Excellent Career Opportunities

Economics is a practical field; a major in economics prepares you for careers in:

Business: research analysis, consulting, banking and finance, insurance, health care.

Government: cost analyst, foreign trade analyst, regulatory impact analyst, urban planning, transportation management.

Law: antitrust analysis, law school.

Education:  high school teacher – single subject specialty



The department allows you to choose the program that is right for you! Choose from our three possible majors:

B.A. Economics  Econ Course Listing 2014-2015
B.A. Business Economics  Business Econ Course Listing 2014-2015
B.A. Mathematical Economics & Economic Theory  Mathematical Econ & Econ Theory Course Listing 2014-2015


Solid Foundation

All three major options have a required set of core courses. These courses are standard throughout national economic bachelor of arts programs, guaranteeing that, no matter your option, you will have a solid and complete understanding of the economics subject.

Principles of Macroeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

Calculus for Business or Calculus I

Microeconomic Theory

Macroeconomic Theory

Economic Statistics