Economics Major and Minor
Our economics degree program teaches students to apply deductive reasoning to analyze, question, and explain how humans interact with each other in a dynamic world. Economics majors use this foundation of theoretical models and empirical knowledge to gain a greater understanding of a wide variety of topics.
The economics major teaches students about economic theory and the backbone of "the economic way of thinking." Once students have an understanding of the theory, they apply techniques to systematically assess private and social decisions. In addition to sharpening analytical skills, students refine their writing, research, and oral presentation skills.
Students may combine a minor in economics with majors in any field. This valuable minor prepares students for graduate programs in public policy or business administration, and may help students secure employment in business-related areas.