Studying economics gives students the knowledge and tools to analyze the American economic system and international and domestic economic forces that determine production, prices, profits and incomes.
An economics degree can prepare graduates for a variety of positions in both business and government. Business economists research and provide information on market conditions, forecasting, government regulations, facilities planning, product planning and pricing. Government economists analyze economic conditions and estimate the economic impact of public policies.
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The department offers several degree options that allow students to tailor their program to their interests. Students can choose to major in economics and can add a track in financial economics. Students wanting a blend of business and economics can choose the business administration major with a concentration in economics. Students can also choose combined majors in economics and political science or economics, geography and environmental planning.
The department also offers a minor in economics for students who are interested in the field.