Bachelor of Arts in Economics
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Bachelor of Arts in Economics

The BA in Economics is offered by the College of Arts and Sciences; courses are taught by economists in the College of Arts & Sciences and in the Barney School of Business.

The economics major provides an appropriate foundation for a wide variety of careers.  It is a valuable background for employment in the governmental, non-profit, or business sectors and the Foreign Service.  Economics is a preferred major for those wishing to pursue graduate work in economics, business and public administration, or the law.

The program serves the needs of three groups of students: those who wish to major in economics in the context of a liberal education; those not concentrating in economics but wishing to improve their understanding of the economic aspect of society; and those specializing in related fields, who find coursework in economics contributing to their areas of specialization.

Course Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Major


Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Arts in Economics

  • Students will make use of appropriate data and economic theories to analyze economic questions.
  • Students will effectively communicate economic concepts and ideas orally and in writing.
  • Students will think critically and become skilled in the logic of economics.