The Bachelor of Arts in Economics


Overview

The program in economics is designed to develop an understanding of economic relationships in contemporary life in order to equip a student to analyze economic issues of social and economic policy. This includes a systematic introduction to the basic theoretical and empirical techniques of economics. The program seeks to accommodate a broad range of student interests, including preparation for careers in business or government, and graduate school in economics, business, law, or public administration. The goal of the major is to nurture a critical understanding of economics and its connection to other disciplines and to enhance a student's grasp of issues and problems of a complex society.

Since the department has limited resources, only those students who have demonstrated a basic level of ability and interest in economics are accepted into the major. Specifically, admission requirements are a C+ average in Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics or an overall 2.6 Quality Point Average.