Economists study how scarce resources can be efficiently allocated to produce the maximum number of goods and services. Economists conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts. They apply economic theory to endeavors such as banking, finance, manufacturing, education, law, international trade, labor, insurance, agriculture, health, criminal justice, energy, natural resources, and telecommunications.
The field of economics provides a framework for analyzing and solving problems that arise from scarcity. Public issues—inflation, unemployment, budget deficits, and environmental pollution, for example—as well as individual and business decision-making, are examples of the economist's work.
The Economics (BA) major offers a lot of flexibility for students to explore other topics in addition to their major coursework. This major requires four semesters of foreign language and a minor. The minor allows students to combine a specific area of interest with the broader study of Economics. Students have ample freedom to customize the Economics BA major, and obtaining a double degree is also possible. To begin upper division Economics classes students will apply for Advanced Standing.
The Eller College also offers a Business Economics (BSBA) major. Both majors will prepare you for careers including but not limited to consulting, banking, research, analytics, insurance, criminal justice, labor, energy, and health, as well as graduate school, including law school and further study in Economics (Masters or PhD). To be admitted to the Business Economics (BSBA) major, students go through the BSBA Professional Admission process.
Meet Your Advisor
Sarah Simpson is the academic advisor for Economics.
Sample Four-Year Plan
Economics Elective Course Options
The Economics major falls within the Department of Economics. View department website.