The study of economics provides insights into how the world works. It teaches students a way of thinking, which when combined with training in qualitative and quantitative reasoning, and good judgment, provides an excellent foundation for just about anything that students may do after college.
The Department of Economics provides a varied selection of courses from introductory principles to a rigorous senior research seminar in which students pursue an independent research project to qualify for departmental honors. Students also collaborate frequently with faculty on research projects leading to scholarly publications. The economics major thus provides the student with an excellent background for graduate work and employment in various fields, including economics, business, law, government, education, and international finance.