Economics, at its core, is the relationship between growing need and limited resources. It helps us understand trade-offs, big and small: a new car or a new roof, better hospitals or better schools. Economics is at the heart of any discussion involving taxes, unemployment, the deficit, health care, the stock market, inflation and welfare.
The study of economics leads students to understand how economic reasoning is used to determine how effectively society meets its human and material needs. The objective of the coursework is to train students in the way economists view the world and in their techniques for analyzing problems. The economics department strives to produce graduates who will be informed and able to participate in public and private decision?making in which economic considerations are involved.
Career opportunities run the gamut from government jobs to employment in entertainment, sports and recreation. The major offers much flexibility in course selection, so student have opportunities to pursue other, perhaps related, interests in other departments.