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Economics, BA

Enjoy the benefits of a solid, liberal arts undergraduate degree grounded on the theoretical principles of economic thought and practices that have guided the profession for decades.


The Bachelor of Arts in Economics major equips students in the College of Arts & Sciences with a firm understanding of economic theory and its application to a wide range of modern economic issues, such as financial crises, development and inclusive growth, the environment, healthcare, the labor markets, international trade and finance, and monetary and fiscal policy.  Students will also learn about the economic situation and prospects in different regions, including the Middle East, China, Latin America, and the United States. With a choice of tracks in either Political Economy or Quantitative Economics, the program provides excellent preparation for careers in business, government, and international agencies, or graduate study in the social sciences.

What You'll Learn

In addition to satisfying the requirements of the University’s Cognates Program of General Education and electives to meet the overall 120-credit degree requirement, students pursuing the BA in Economics must complete the core of required courses in the College of Arts and Sciences, including the foreign language requirement, as well as the specific coursework for the Economics area of specialization.
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Meet some of the distinguished faculty in Economics.
Rong Hai: Assistant Professor, Economics

Rong Hai

Assistant Professor, Economics
Ralph Boleslavsky: Associate Professor, Economics

Ralph Boleslavsky

Associate Professor, Economics
David Kelly: Professor, Economics

David Kelly

Professor, Economics
Ian Wright: Assistant Professor, Economics

Ian Wright

Assistant Professor, Economics
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