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Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Economics as a discipline is concerned with the principles underlying the production and exchange of products and services.

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The study of economics stems from the scarcity of resources and the limitless nature of our demands for products and services. Societies must therefore choose the goods and services that will be produced from among the larger range of production possibilities. Economics develops the principles and concepts that follow from this fact of scarcity and applies them to the analysis of various aspects of human activity.


The course work designed for an economics  major emphasizes logical thought, problem-solving skills, observation, analysis, inference form data and communication competences. It consists of six required courses and six additional upper level economics courses. Read more about the major in the undergraduate catalog.


Eighteen credit hours are needed for a minor in Economics: 6 required credits and 12 elective credits. Read more about the minor in the undergraduate catalog.

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