Economics

Description of a J-term course for Econ 346 held in Northern Ireland. The Economics & Political Science Departments are offering an embedded study abroad program which includes on-campus lectures during the spring semester and site visits in Northern Ireland during Spring Break. Contact the ECON or POLS Department Chairs for more information. Australia - the Economy and its social context. Study abroad course January 2019. Study the development of the Australian economy over the past 200 years while examining the connections between its economic institutions and broader Australian culture. The course discusses economic conditions and policies across time as well as the country's history, its politics, and its culture. A J-term course for Econ 346 held in Botswana

The Department of Economics, with fifteen faculty members, offers students a wide range of coursework needed for a wide range of careers.  These classes help develop important logical, analytical, and rigorous ways of thinking critically about the world and its issues. These issues include the usual suspects: inflation, unemployment, international trade, poverty, income inequality, financial crises, the environment, budget deficits and health-care costs, among others. But they also include others like patterns of voting in the U.S. Congress, the decision to join an urban gang, the legalization of marijuana, trends in violent crime rates, and the incidence of cheating in sumo wrestling, amongst other surprising topics.

Each of our degrees is designed to develop the general, flexible, and important skills valued by both the business community as well as graduate programs from law to business to economics. While students who major in economics without another major or minor do very well after graduation, many students majoring in economics pursue complementary coursework in other fields. These typically include mathematics, foreign languages, business, environmental studies, computer science, finance, and international studies; other combinations can be extremely valuable as well.