What is Economics?
Economics is a social science dedicated to the study of consumer choices and financial markets. Economists are particularly interested in how factors such as public policy, inflation, natural disasters, and social trends affect economic markets and the way people spend resources and, in turn, the effect on the supply and demand of goods and services.
In the undergraduate program, you will first take foundational courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and mathematics. Then, you will refine those skills in statistics and intermediate economic theory courses. Finally, you will apply these reasoning abilities to specific situations presented in upper-level elective courses and learn to understand social problems from an economics perspective.
Students with either a strong analytical or mathematical abilities are best suited for the Economics major.
Please see one of our advisors for more information about the exciting opportunities our department has to offer!