Economics Major

Description: A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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Economics Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Economics?

Students majoring in economics must have good command of verbal and written communication skills especially for interviews and presentations. This student should be organized, detail oriented, patient, persistent and enjoy mathematics, especially statistics, as applied to social and economic problems.

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What Courses Do Economics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Economics majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Institutions
  • Economic Theory
  • Economics
  • Government and Industry
  • International Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Public Finance
  • Regional Economics
  • Statistics

Specializations In This Major

Various specializations related to a major in Economics may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to:

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