The Economics program provides students with preparation of economic concepts and techniques within a liberal arts environment, offering a major, minor, and the Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics (CAFE).
Offered as a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Successful completion of the Economics program is not a means to an end, but only a beginning. Because of the wide applicability of economic tools, those who receive degrees in Economics have a broad range of choices and much flexibility when deciding on an interesting and challenging profession. Economic majors are involved in corporations and businesses, governments (Federal, State, and Local), as well as consulting firms, public interest groups, not-for-profit organizations, and law firms. These businesses, agencies and organizations actively recruit Economics majors for a wide variety of administrative, management, and financial positions. Additionally, some are employed to conduct economic research.
Offered as a Secondary Discipline Minor
The logical, ordered way of examining problems and issues taught in the economics program benefits individuals in all lines of work. The program draws from history, psychology, mathematics, philosophy, and other disciplines to prepare individuals for responsibilities ranging from household management to business decision-making. Economics courses explore how to reduce unemployment, control inflation, analyze tax policies, and confront problems as diverse as productivity and environmental decay.
Offered as an Academic Certification
The Certificate in Applied Finance and Economics program equips you with a base of analytical methods and tools used in finance and economics and develops critical and quantitative thinking. Discover how to measure and secure the efficient use of financial resources. Learn problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze business and financial conditions.
Offered as an Academic Micro-Credential
A badge in Values-Based Leadership is an experiential learning opportunity that gives curious learners an opportunity to analyze community needs and prototype local solutions in collaboration with established local businesses as well as social and commercial entrepreneurs.