Graduates with a BS in Economics will be able to
• Demonstrate the ability to present orally and in writing a coherent, logical economic argument grounded in economic theory.
• Read and assess articles on economic topics.
• Articulate orally and in writing the core economic principles, concepts and theories that form the foundation for economic analysis and economic research.
• Investigate economic issues by synthesizing, building, and using theories/models to predict the behavior of economic agents.
• Evaluate economic issues and real world problems through data analysis and the application of appropriate statistical techniques, quantitative and/or qualitative methods.
The Minor in Economics provides students with an excellent background for work in business fields such as banking, insurance, finance and accounting. Combining an Economics Minor with a B.S. degree in Business Administration helps to give students an edge in the marketplace. The Minor in Economics is equally appropriate for work in the private section, in the not-for-profit section and in the public sector at the federal, state, or local level. The minor may also help to prepare students for careers in teaching, journalism, and law, as well as for admission to graduate programs in public policy, law, business, international relations, journalism and related fields.
Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics, is available to outstanding students.