Academics / Departments & Programs / Economics / Academics / Economics Major
Our data-driven world requires specialists in the economy, and at Calvin, you’ll be well-prepared to succeed in this increasingly important and global field.
You’ll learn from expert faculty and gain hands-on experience with prominent companies. You’ll graduate with expertise that is valued by businesses, non-profits, governments, and more.
Use analytical, creative, and critical-thinking skills to ask tough questions that shape our communities. Surrounded by an excellent academic community, you’ll frame those vital questions through a lens of rigorous and distinctly Christian intellectual inquiry.
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Your program of study can be organized with a general emphasis, or with more specific emphases in international economics, economic development, business economics, public policy or graduate school preparation.
Specialized course offerings that fit into these interest areas include:
- Business Cycles and Forecasting
- Managerial Economics
- Health Economics and Health Policy
- Money and Financial Markets
- Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
- Energy and Economics
- Competition and Market Performance
- Human Resource Economics
- Urban Growth and Development
- World Poverty and Economic Development
- International Trade and Finance
- Regional Economies of the World
- Emerging Economies
- Government Finance and Public Policy
- Research Methods
Up to two business courses can be coordinated with economics courses to fulfill specific student objectives.
The major requires the foundation courses of micro and macro economics, six upper level courses, two electives from either economics or business, the economics capstone course, two mathematics courses, and one information systems course.
A minor in economics will enhance your primary academic focus, particularly in business, but also political science, international relations, public administration, international development studies, sociology, public health and more.
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