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Bachelor of Arts -- LAS Major in Economics

The Department of Economics offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in economics for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program provides instruction on economic institutions and a rigorous foundation in the analytical tools and applied areas of economics, relying on relevant mathematical and statistical techniques. Students learn how the price system operates, how consumers, firms, and government institutions allocate scarce resources, and the determinants of national output, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international trade. Laws, regulations, and institutions that influence economic activity are also studied. After learning the basic tools of microeconomics and macroeconomics in the introductory courses, students go on to study various applied areas of economics in the more advanced courses. The program provides a strong grounding for many careers in banking, insurance, service and manufacturing firms, labor unions, business associations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. It also gives an excellent background to students who intend to continue their education. In particular, it provides a solid preparation for law school, an MBA program, and graduate studies in economics, business, public administration, and public policy.

For additional information, see the following:

Program Requirements for the LAS Economics Major

Econ 395: Research and Writing in Economics

If you are interested in international issues, you may wish to consider the

International Studies Minor

(updated 01/29/2013)


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