The Department of Economics is dedicated to excellent teaching and active research
in a broad range of fields, including development economics, international finance
and trade, labor economics, health economics, sports economics, macroeconomics, microeconomic
theory, natural resource economics and public economics.
A Versatile Discipline
The department's academic programs provide a rigorous, disciplined and analytical way of thinking that is applicable
to a wide variety of occupations in government, business and consulting industries,
as well as graduate programs in economics, law, public policy and business journalism.
With a bachelor's in economics, you can find positions in government, such as research
associate, program analyst and budget analyst. Government economists analyze economic
conditions and estimate the economic impact of public policy. Positions in business
and consulting have titles such as financial analyst, long range planner, pricing
analyst or credit analyst.
All classes are taught by faculty in small classes, ranging in size from 15 to 35.
Our faculty members are accomplished researchers and engaged teachers. Many of our
faculty members are known and celebrated for their commitment to excellence in teaching,
including professors Melissa Groves and Matthew Chambers, recent winners of the college's
Outstanding Teaching Award. We also offer an honors program in economics in which
you can work one on one with a faculty member to research and complete an honors thesis
in your area of interest.
Consider getting involved in The Economics Society. This student organization brings
in guest speakers on current economic topics. Networking with professionals in the
field will help you decide which direction you would like to take after you complete