Economics provides a background and educational base that open a broad range of professional, educational, and vocational opportunities. A bachelor of arts degree program in economics provides a liberal arts education, as well as professional and technical training. Indeed, many students completing an undergraduate major in economics do not pursue careers as professional economists; they enter such fields as law, management, finance, and labor relations. By helping to develop a student’s ability to think and communicate, economics provides a firm foundation upon which the student can build any one of a large number of possible careers.
The bachelor of arts program in economics prepares students for immediate employment or graduate school in economics, business, policy analysis, and law. Students interested in law are encouraged to complete the Pre-law Interdisciplinary Minor
Either ECON 101 or ECON 121 counts as a Liberal Studies social science course. However, ECON 101 is intended for students who will take only one course in the field. Students who anticipate taking more than one economics course should schedule ECON 121 . ECON 101 will not count toward either a major or minor in economics and may not be taken after the successful completion of, or in concurrent registrations with, any other economics course.
Economics majors are encouraged to minor in one of the other business fields, social sciences, mathematics, or applied statistics.