Economists research a variety of related subjects, such as unemployment, technological change, poverty, environmental quality, and international trade.
The economics major is structured to assist you in gaining a systematic introduction to the theoretical and empirical techniques of economics. The major also provides the opportunity to study economics as a social science and to discover the interrelationships that economics has with other disciplines.
The goal of the major is to provide you with a rational basis for understanding and evaluating the operation of the economy of the United States and other countries, and to assist you in the formation of intelligent, informed, and critical judgments on relevant issues of public and private concern.
You will work on economic problems by choosing from options in the areas of:
- Economic and social policy
- Economic theory and applications
- Global economic issues
- Business economics
Economics majors will be able to demonstrate the following abilities:
- Display command of existing knowledge
- Access existing economic knowledge
- Interpret existing knowledge
- Interpret and manipulate economic data
- Apply existing knowledge
- Create new knowledge