An Overview of the Economics Department

If you’re looking for an engaging, rigorous, and contemporary field of study that explains how the world around you works, you may be a fit for Economics. As a major or minor, you'll study the exchange of and competition for goods and services that influences everything from small-scale community decisions to global geopolitics. Both of the majors offered in our department—the BA in Economics and the BS in Mathematical Economics—are classified as STEM degree programs by the Department of Homeland Security, providing additional employment opportunities for students on F-1 visas after graduation.

In this program, you will:

  • Examine economics in both historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Learn economic theories focused on individual decisions and economic aggregates.
  • Explore how economic forces contribute to contemporary social problems and solutions.
  • Develop critical thinking by learning how to gather, analyze, and synthesize information.

With a degree in Economics, you’ll build a foundation for success in a wide range of corporate, nonprofit, and public sector careers, and be well prepared for graduate work in economics, management, business, law, and other fields.