Using economic methodology to understand and interpret complex market and social phenomena, this program develops rigorous and analytical thinkers. In addition to the core courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics, students choose from numerous courses taught by faculty who are experts in their teaching area. A sample of course offerings includes international trade, environmental economics, labor economics, health economics, game theory, behavioral economics, women and the economy and finance. In addition to the emphasis on understanding and explaining market phenomena, all courses place a heavy emphasis on public policy.

Economics majors pursue careers in a wide variety of fields, including business management, finance, banking, consulting, law, public policy and academe.