Economics has been described as the study of the issues arising from the allocation of limited resources to meet society’s unlimited human wants. Students with an interest in data analysis, mathematical modeling, finance, and quantitative matters will find the economics course of study sound preparation for continued study in economics or business.
Our faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines through writing and research. They are committed to undergraduate education and teach everything from first-year seminars to advanced courses.View Faculty
Economists try to understand the causes and effects of unemployment, inflation, poverty, economic growth, and income distribution, among other pertinent fiscal issues.
If data analysis, mathematical modeling, finance, or quantitative matters do not daunt you, economics may be your calling. You will benefit from our small classes, hands-on learning, and exceptional faculty engaged in research and teaching, consulting, and policy-making. You will acquire solid mathematical skills as well as strong research, data analysis, and critical thinking skills.
Many of our graduates attain jobs in the business and public policy sectors, and with government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Those who enter graduate programs pursue studies in economics, business, international relations, public policy, politics, medicine, and finance. Recent graduates have attended top schools such as the University of Chicago, Harvard University, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Wisconsin.