Studying economics will help you to understand how the world works, and why it moves in the ways that it does. Economics is a doorway to endless possibilities, because it is a science of human behavior. Your academic journey will focus on unraveling complicated systems and how they are built by human desires and motivations. In the process, you will gain the tools and expertise to change your world for the better.
As an economics major, you have the option to pursue an Economics BA or a Quantitative Economics BS. In the Economics BA, you will receive a firm grounding in economic theory and exposure to problems and techniques that you will likely encounter in a business, nonprofit, or government agency environment. The Quantitative Economics BS has extensive training in mathematical and statistical techniques required for graduate work. The Quantitative Economics BS fully prepares you for entrance into the department’s Master of Science in Economics program as well as graduate programs at other universities.
Nine credits (three courses) of 300 or 400 level electives from Economics
Quantitative Economics BS (not eligible for Dual Degree Advantage)
**Important note: E321 and E406 are only offered in Fall 2022 and will not be offered in Spring 2023. See 2022-23 Course Offerings.
To provide you with guidance that will both enhance your academic experience and avoid problems meeting requirements, the Department of Economics has developed the following suggested curriculum for planning your economics courses, as a major.
Contact the economics undergraduate director, Dr. Steven Russell.