This versatile major will introduce you to the principles of market behavior at small and larger levels. You can adapt your learning to your specific area of interest.

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.

Course Requirements


Students participating in the Honors Program may register for courses designated as honor classes, and may make arrangements with their professor in other classes to take the course with honors.


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