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Department of Economics

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An economy is a social system in which people engage in the production and distribution of goods and services. Economists study social systems, focusing on issues related to decision making with scarce resources; the history, organization, and direction of firms and industries; and the structure and functions of social and economic institutions. Economic analysis is widely applied to real world problems. Economics 5 majors learn how to think critically about complex problems and how to analyze quantitative data. Because economic analysis is clear and precise, the major is highly valued by job recruiters and graduate schools. An economics major is one of the best choices for students who wish to pursue careers in law, management, finance, public service, public administration, business, government, and teaching.

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Exploratory Courses

ECON 1010 - Economics as a Social Science

ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Last Updated: 3/29/17