Welcome to the Department of Economics home page
Economics is the study of how society uses its scarce resources. The goal of the department is to promote an understanding of economic aspects of society and to develop each student's ability to reason about economic issues - that is, to provide a basis for intelligent, responsible participation in modern society. The major is comprised of eight, four credit Economics classes with accompanying course work in History and Mathematics. View more information about the major.
The study of economics provides a background for careers in business and public service and a foundation for graduate study in economics, business, finance, law, and public policy. The study of economics complements undergraduate or later graduate work in several social science disciplines. Economics is the most popular major on campus; in recent years, over 40 students per year have graduated with a major in Economics. Students in Economics are frequently interested in international issues and perspectives, and many students take advantage of study abroad opportunities. Information about activities of current students can be found on the Student papers, awards, and activities page; information about past graduates can be found on the Alumni page.
The faculty in the Department of Economics aim to achieve excellence in teaching, advising, and research. There are eleven faculty members currently on staff with expertise in a wide range of areas. More information about faculty can be found on the Faculty page.