The Economics Department offers majors in economics that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as majors in finance, international business, and actuarial studies for business that lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Students may also earn a minor in economics.
Economics majors are taught economic theory, statistical methods, and analytical skills to evaluate the impact of economic policy. This helps them to develop tools that can be used for careers in business, public administration, finance, accounting, consulting, law, journalism, foreign service, politics, education, and even social work and medicine. Many of our graduates go on to earn their PhD in Economics or a Master's in Business Administration from outstanding graduate schools, while many others continue their studies at professional schools such as law, journalism, social work, public administration, and medicine. Training in economics also helps to prepare those who want to teach economics or social studies on a secondary level, or who wish to do economic research.