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Economics is not just about money and interest rates. The tools of economic analysis have been used to predict flu outbreaks and catch cheating sumo wrestlers, and can even help you get into law school.

The Economics major examines the actions and choices made in order to manage society's scarce resources. Emphasis in our program is placed on understanding how markets coordinate the actions and interactions of people in their various roles as individual consumers or producers, and as members of social, cultural, political, or economic organizations.

The Economics major is designed to provide students with:

  • A fundamental understanding of economic processes;
  • An ability to communicate and critically analyze economic issues;
  • Tools for functioning as intelligent, productive business leaders and responsible, informed members of society.

Our Economics students go on to careers in economic and political analysis, publish peer-reviewed journal articles with our faculty, and have been sought after by many top graduate programs in economics.

Get to know our nationally-respected economics faculty, and explore the requirements of the program below.

Major in Economics

Major requirements in economics include a core set of intermediate courses and multiple electives tailored to student interest:

Economics Core Courses

  • ECON B205 - Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON B206 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON B305 - International Economics

Sample Economics ELECTIVES

  • ECON B325 - The Market Process
  • ECON B335 - Economic Development
  • ECON B350 - Industrial Organization & Public Policy
  • ECON B360 - Econometrics I (Linear Models)
  • ECON B365 - Econometrics II (Time Series)

Current Events / Special Topics electives have covered topics such as the Great Depression, Economics & Religion, and many others.

Economics majors also take the same core set of general business courses as all other College of Business students:


  • BA B100 - Intro to Business
  • BA B101 - Business Communications
  • ECON B100 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON B101 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ACCT B202 - Financial Accounting
  • ACCT B203 - Managerial Accounting
  • DECS B205 - Business Statistics
  • LGST B205 - Legal Environment of Business
  • MGT B245 - Management & Organizational Behavior
  • MGT B250 - Management Information Systems
  • MKT B280 - Basic Marketing
  • FIN B300 - Financial Management
  • MGT B325 - Production & Operations Management
  • BA B415 - Business Ethics
  • BA B445 - Business Policy
  • BA B497 - Business Internship

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