The Bachelor of Arts in Economics provides students with a liberal arts approach to economics, which includes an emphasis on qualitative reasoning, public policy and the multidisciplinary aspects of the subject. Students are given entry-level knowledge, skills, and concepts for positions requiring an understanding of how the economy operates, how government interacts with and affects economic outcomes, and how the economy impacts and is impacted by social and political factors. Possible career opportunities for graduates include entry-level positions in public policy jobs in the private and government sectors, teaching economics at the high school level (with additional educational qualifications), and employment in administrative positions. In addition, the economics major offers an excellent preparation for graduate studies in law, economics and other social sciences.
Core courses for the B.A. in Economics provide students with a background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, money and banking, international economic issues, and history of economic thought. Students earning the B.A. in Economics select electives in the areas of sociology, history, and political science, providing them with a liberal arts framework for their study of economics.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and theories of economics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic issues in public policy, both in domestic and international terms.
- Apply reasoning and analytical skills so as to enter a professional or graduate program, or to qualify for a career related to economics.
Students choosing to major in Economics must complete the following coursework.