Courses in Economics are intended to provide the student with a basic understanding of economic structures and processes including economic growth and productivity, unemployment and inflation, taxation and public expenditure, supply and demand, international trade and finance, labor-management cooperation and competition, etc. The Economics major earns a B.A. degree.
Students majoring in Economics and judged qualified by the Economics faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in Economics. To graduate ”With Honors in Economics,” a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.2, and complete Economics 498 and 499. An oral presentation of the honors paper or a synopsis of the honors project is required. Normally the student in the honors program will have completed Economics 121, ECO 122 , ECO 323 , ECO 324 and ECO 325 .