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WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Economics is the study of how the economy works using descriptions, called models, of how individuals and organizations my make decisions to achieve their goals.  Economic models are used to make predictions or forecasts.

The B. A. in the Economics program at this university is designed to provide the opportunity and structure for students to acquire the knowledge and proficiency necessary for success as economics professionals when they go on to work for business, government, and international organizations.

 
The program offers five alternative concentrations - Business Economics, Financial Economics, International Economics, Political Economy, and Social Science. All concentrations share the same core requirements, while the course requirements vary at the concentration level.
The cognate requirements for the various concentrations may be different or similar depending on the student's particular concentrationrganization, to pursuing graduate or professional education in economics, business, law, or public health administration.

There are many career options available to the graduates of the Economics Department.  These range from pursuing a professional career in government, business, finance, industry, or international organization, to pursuing graduate or professional education in economics, business, law, or public health administration.
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