Economics - B.S.
The Department of Economics has designed the Economics major to prepare students for graduate study and for careers in business, government, or teaching. The study of economics is presented as one component of a larger biblical Christian worldview. Career opportunities for students majoring in Economics include financial analyst, investment broker, banker, economics researcher, market forecaster, government analyst, and with further study, university teacher. (Economics majors desiring to teach economics in the secondary schools need to take a double major in Economics and Social Studies Education.) Employment opportunities are to be found in financial services, banking, real estate, insurance, business management, government service, research or teaching. The department also offers a 24-hour minor; see requirements listed below.
General Education Competencies
Please refer to general education requirements and competencies section under the Division of Social Sciences.
A major in Economics includes 30 hours of economics and a cognate area of 10 hours which may be additional courses in economics or a grouping directed in any one of the following areas: accounting, business administration, communications, computer information systems, criminal justice, economics, finance, history, management, marketing, mathematics, political science, psychology, social work, or as directed by the department.
Students whose first major is Economics must take the senior capstone courses ECO-498, Economics Seminar/Research, and ECO-499, Economics Seminar/Presentation.
Course descriptions are available through the Course Description Lookup.