Economics studies the institutions and arrangements that are used to create, protect, and allocate scarce resources that have alternative uses. It advances our understanding of the behavior of individuals, firms, governments and other organizations. Economics’ deep intellectual roots, rigorous analytic methods, and powerful ability to explain and evaluate social phenomena make it an exceptionally rewarding field of study.
The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Economics is for students who are intrigued by economic problems and questions and are attracted to economists’ challenging and analytical approach to explaining social phenomena. The BA provides an excellent preparation for employment in the private and public sectors, and for graduate study in a variety of fields, such as law and business.
The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Economics requires a more intensive background in math and statistics, reflecting the distinctive quantitative character of modern economics. It is especially suitable for students intending to go on to graduate study in economics and related fields such as finance.
Special programs for undergraduates include a departmental honors program; study abroad programs in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, and Thailand; a mentorship program; and certificate programs in four areas of specialization: international economics, economic theory and quantitative methods, quantitative managerial economics, and environmental and natural resource economics.
Registration for the Winter 2018 RTW is now open.
RTW 1: Friday, January 5, 4-4:50pm, ARC 147. Please arrive at 3:30pm to check in. Registration will close on Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 5pm unless the exam fills up early.
RTW 2: Friday, January 12, 1-1:50pm, GUG 220. Please arrive at 12:30pm to check in. Registration will close on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 5pm unless the exam fills up early.
Note: Students who fail to check in and present their ID before the start of the exam will have their exam automatically voided - no exception or petition. Cell phones must be turned off when entering the room. If your phone rings during the exam and it is found by our proctors, your RTW test may be voided.