Why Choose Economics?
The Well-Rounded Education
Both the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Business offer economics degrees. So which do you choose? Pursuing an economics degree in the School of Liberal Arts (B.A.) is ideal if you:
- Would prefer to take a social or analytical approach to studying economics
- Are interested in examining economic relationships on a global scale
- Want flexibility in your career choice
- Are considering an MBA
The B.A. in economics allows for customization, especially within the liberal arts. You may choose to pair it with a second major in communication, government or international studies. Regardless, the B.A. in economics, combined with the writing, interpersonal and critical thinking skills developed through a liberal arts education, will prepare you for a competitive career.
If you are interested in earning a Ph.D. in economics, we recommended that you:
- Pursue an economics degree in the School of Business (B.S.)
- Double major in economics (B.A.) and mathematics
What Will You Learn?
Choosing to major in economics will provide you with a strong understanding of:
- Foundations of business
- Business statistics
- Macro & microeconomics
- Price analysis
- International economics