Course Overview

Economics students learn how the world works. Through mastery of core concepts, theories, and statistical methods, they learn to think for themselves about economic issues and emerge well equipped to help individuals, businesses, non-profit organization, or government agencies make better decisions. Economics students examine how and why people produce and distribute goods and services. With an understanding of economic reasoning, you can help individuals, businesses, governments and non-profit agencies make sound decisions.

  • Become an independent-minded analyst who understands the big world of global commerce and contending economic theories, the small world of individuals, organizations, and communities, and the social processes of coordination, conflict, and institutional evolution that tie them all together.
  • Learn from award-winning economics teachers and leading edge scholars while connecting with other students through the social events, guest speakers, and pre-professional workshops sponsored by the Economics Club.

Course Examples by Year


Introductory Microeconomics (or Macroeconomics)


Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Contending Perspectives in Economics


Contextual Inquiry Course
Public Policy Economics Course
International Economics Course


Two Economics Electives (3 for BA students)
Econometrics (for students seeking a BS)

Where Graduates Go

An economics major provides excellent background for graduate study or employment in many fields including finance, law, consulting, government, education, banking, finance, marketing, management, and foreign service.