The Economics Department offers a major and a minor in an exciting and rewarding field. A BA in economics provides opportunity for careers in both the private and public sectors. Starting salaries in economics are among the highest of any undergraduate degree. The BA in economics also provides an excellent preparation for graduate programs in economics, business, law, and urban planning. Economic students learn an analytical approach to problem solving which they can use throughout their lives. The major in economics has two popular options. Students may work towards an option in environmental economics or international economics. Both introduce the student to very relevant areas of employment and study.
Frederica Shockley, PhD
Professor of Economics and Economic Department Chair