Dec 06, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 Archived Catalog

Economics, B.S.

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The B.S. in Economics program, with optional emphases in Analytics and Economics Development, provides students with a deep understanding of core microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, and exposes students to a broad variety of fields within the economics discipline. The program prepares students to work with data using econometric tools for informed policy decision making. Students choosing the Analytics emphasis will further enhance their skills with data visualization and interpretation. Students choosing the Economic Development emphasis will deepen their understanding of the global economy, trade, development, and poverty alleviation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Economics Skills and Knowledge: Articulate essential theories of the market, economic growth, and business cycles, explain the effects of related public policies, and use data effectively to explore and explain economic phenomena.

Analytical Skills: Visualize data, compute and interpret statistics, create forecasts, and explain relationships among economic variables, with applications to help solve problems in business and public policy. Communicate analysis effectively, both in writing and orally.

Christian Worldview and Human Flourishing: Explain the significance of economic considerations in the fulfillment of God’s purposes for humans from a biblical perspective, incorporating stewardship of resources and love for neighbor.

Global Perspective: Articulate both the opportunities and the challenges created by globalization, international trade, foreign investment, and migration, with a focus on long term development and poverty alleviation.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with major in Economics

University Core Curriculum - 39 hours

Program requirements satisfy 9 of the 48 hours in the Core Curriculum.

  • The Mathematics elective area is satisfied by one of the following: BUS 2193 , MTH 1003 , PSY 2383 .
  • Six hours of the Social and Behavioral Sciences elective area are satisfied by ECN 2113  and ECN 2123 .


Optional Emphasis

Students may choose to add an additional emphasis from the options below. An emphasis is not required for the major.

Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours - 120

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