The B.A. in Economics, with optional emphases in Analytics and Economics Development program 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. The program also includes a significant foreign language requirement.
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 Arts (B.A.) degree with major in Economics