2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Department of Economics offers both BA and BS programs in economics (HEGIS 2204). The Department also offers a minor in economics.


Chair: B. Sengupta; Professor: R. Jantzen; Professors Emeritis: J. Holland, M. Lesser; Assistant Professors: M. Malenbaum, B. Sengupta, N. Iliescu.


The BA program in economics is designed to provide students with a broad liberal arts background and the descriptive and analytical skills necessary for an understanding of complex economic functions. The BS program in economics is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to develop greater quantitative skills through concentrations in mathematics and science. Both programs prepare students for careers in business, law, government service, social science fields and education. Both provide a solid foundation for graduate studies in a variety of fields.


The Department of Economics encourages students in the BA and BS programs to take additional coursework in mathematics, accounting and finance.  We also recommend that BS program students  explore minors or double majors in mathematics.

Other Options

Teacher Certification - Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Students wishing to major in economics and receive teacher certification in social studies for grades 7-12 must complete all the requirements of the BA degree in economics, which include the requisite 36 credits in social studies, and at least 33 credits in education.


The Department offers a credit-bearing internship program with a select group of organizations. Invitations to participate in the program are extended to a limited number of students each semester from among those who have demonstrated high academic achievement.


    Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of ArtsBachelor of Science/Master of ScienceNon-Degree

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