B.A. in Economics

Program Information

Economics is about knowing about how the economy works – and why sometimes it doesn’t. It involves deciding the best way to use resources – whether money, people, land or machines – and it’s great preparation for a variety of careers.  Economics majors learn how to analyze complex questions relevant to business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Entire courses are devoted to the important and controversial issues of today, including globalization, welfare reform, environmental problems, health care for the poor and elderly, school privatization, arts and entertainment, and urban issues like congestion and race. Among the many other topics discussed in economics courses are the minimum wage, recessions, unemployment, inflation, racial and gender discrimination, taxes, crime, the distribution of income, housing policy, the Federal Reserve System, economic growth, Social Security and Medicare-Medicaid… and the list goes on.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.