Economics addresses how individuals and firms make decisions in a world of scarcity and uncertainty while also presenting opportunities to learn how to analyze the performance and interaction of national economies. The curriculum is designed to promote the development of quantitative skills as well as written and verbal communication abilities so students are equipped to critically examine the effects of economic factors on market participants in the private and public sectors. Because of the growing complexity of the global economy, there is an increase in the demand for individuals who can provide and communicate quantitative analysis of economic variables and their effects on forecasting sales, managing costs, allocating budgets, and choosing investment options.
MAJOR (33 credits)
Students majoring in Economics should have good analytical skills along with good writing skills. Economic graduates find employment in banking, finance, retail, government, planning, and forecasting. Also, Economics is a perfect preparation for Law School.
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 and a minimum grade of B- in ECO 1001 & 1002 are required to declare the economics major. Students not meeting these requirements should discuss with the Chair/Associate Chair of the Economics Department.
- Calculus (which can be used to satisfy the core) is a prerequisite for ECO 2101 and ECO 2102.