Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics
Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics
Economics is a broad-based, analytic approach, useful in many aspects of life including business and government work. It provides a way of thinking about the world around us, looking at how people transact and the institutions that facilitate transactions. Our students go on to careers in government and business, and a few will go on to graduate schools in economics, law, and business. Economics, as a minor or as part of a double major, provides an excellent complement to other liberal arts majors or in business. We have a well-trained, enthusiastic faculty that is willing to devote time to students outside of class as well as in the classroom. Also, there is an active student Economics Association that is always seeking new participants. In all, we provide a stimulating, informative, and enjoyable environment.
We also have a five-year program for economics majors who maintain a 3.3 GPA and want to earn both a B.A. in Economics and a M.S. in Applied Economics. Please consult our M.S. in Applied Economics graduate director, Dr. Ming Lo, for more details.
If you would like to teach economics in the public schools, the Social Studies Education major prepares students for Minnesota licensure as middle/secondary (5-12) social studies teachers. They also have a Social Studies Club designed for students interested in social studies and/or education.
How do I apply for an economics major?
You may apply for an economics major as soon as you have completed ECON 205 and 206 with a grade of “C” or better. You may contact one of our major advisors to apply:
How do I complete an economics degree within four years?
Please view our Degree Maps, which indicate how to complete our major within four full-time years.
Information about our undergraduate courses can be found in our Undergraduate Catalog.