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The economics major is designed to prepare students for positions as economic and statistical analysts in business, government and nonprofit organizations, and for the teaching profession. In addition, it provides a strong foundation for graduate study and research in the fields of economics, business, public policy and law.

Two economics degree programs are offered. One leads to the bachelor of science in business administration and complies with all the requirements of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, as administered through the College of Business. The other degree program leads to the bachelor of arts with a major in economics and follows the traditional liberal arts approach.

The department also offers a minor in economics and a minor in economic policy.

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