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 a general track or a quantitative track in your studies. In the general track, 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 track supplements the general track with extensive training in mathematical and statistical techniques required for graduate work. The quantitative track fully prepares you for entrance into the department’s Master of Science in Economics program as well as graduate programs at other universities.
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.
To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your degree map for the general track or degree map for the quantitative track for a snapshot of classes you will be taking to finish your degree.
Contact the economics undergraduate director, Dr. Steven Russell.