Majors in Economics

  • EARNED FELLOWSHIP TYPICALLY FOR GRAD:  Ray Edwards Jr., Economics and International Business student, earned a fellowship at the American Institute of Economic Research thanks to research opportunities and supportive faculty.

    Economics degrees merit global respect  

    Many global issues are basically economic in nature. Yet other social, political, and environmental problems also have important economic consequences. Care about the material well-being of society? Choose a track and make an impact.

    BA in Economics 

    • Marginal analysis focus prepares students for many career choices as well as graduate studies.
    • Gain comprehensive understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
    • Choose from a wide range of courses such as monetary economics, labor economics, managerial economics, environmental economics, public finance, sports, or tourism.
    • Prepare to have your research presented at a variety of conferences.

    BA in Economics/Honors Track 

    • Available by departmental permission only to Economics and Economics/Pre-Law majors.
    • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and a 3.25 GPA in Economics courses.
    • Must complete ECON 355, 356, 483, and one additional course designated by the Department of Economics.
    • Minimum grade of C required for each course.


    Minor in Economics

    • Expand your critical thinking skills with a minor in economics.
    • Choose this minor to strengthen your credentials in the areas of political science, business management, or finance.

    Economics as a Second Major

    There is a perception (and truth) that economics is challenging. But it’s also a perfect match for those wishing to pursue a double major. You can successfully combine economics with various majors, including marketing, finance, political science, journalism, criminology, psychology, foreign languages, computer science, and philosophy.

    • Requirements of your primary major, plus 34 economics credits.
    • Double major forms are available through the Department of Economics office.