The economics curriculum is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the principles and institutions governing economic decisions made by households, businesses, and governments. This type of knowledge, combined with studies in related areas, provides an appropriate background for careers in financial and non-financial business firms and governmental agencies. It also provides a solid basis for graduate study in economics, business and public administration, urban planning, international studies, and law.
Learning Objectives for the Economics Concentration
Upon completion of a concentration in economics, students will be able to do the following:
- Find facts and interpret them consistent with economic thinking.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how decision makers allocate scarce resources to achieve economic efficiency.
- Apply economic tools to analyze decisions made by consumers, firms, and policy makers.
- Use economic models to analyze the impact of various fiscal, monetary, and trade policies on a nation’s economy.
The following courses are required for the economics concentration:
|EC 300||Microeconomic Analysis||3|
|EC 301||Macroeconomic Theory||3|
|Additional upper-division economics hours||6|
|Graded upper-division electives in accounting, business, or economics||12|