Economics is the study of how humans coordinate decisions about satisfying wants and needs given the social, cultural, political and institutional realities of society and the world.
Our program will take you from the basic introductory courses, through the intermediate theory, topics and methods courses onto the capstone senior seminar while emphasizing analysis in the service of society.
Students who elect to major in economics will find a broad spectrum of courses enabling them to
obtain jobs in the business and financial community, to enter graduate school or to pursue a professional education, such as law. Courses in economic theory are balanced with others in
which economics is applied to specific domestic and international issues. Economics majors are
exposed to computer techniques and applications in statistics and economic research. Independent study and seminar classes are made available to juniors and seniors.
Mathematical Economics Majors
The department also offers a major in Mathematical Economics. This major provides students with a level of mathematical background considered essential for pursuing graduate work in economics. The major also provides students of mathematics with a firm understanding of the application of mathematical principles to economics.
A minor in economics consists of 22 to 26 credit hours. Students must take ECN 101, 102, 301, and two other economics courses at the 300 or 400 level. The minor is completed by taking either ECN 279 or BUS 211.
Economics Internship Option
The faculty of the department strongly encourages participation in the Internship program. Through the program, students accumulate academic credit and gain valuable job experience. Students are often compensated for their work and can present a record of academic and practical experience to potential employers. Students are advised to consult their faculty advisor and the Career Services office for more information.
Secondary Education Licensure
Students wishing to be certified by the State of Ohio for the teaching of economics in the secondary schools may obtain information concerning certification requirements from either the Department of Economics or the Division of Education.
Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Economics aligns with that of the College: a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences as the foundation for lifelong learning. The Department fulfills its obligations through a complementary commitment to excellence in instruction and a collaborative culture of learning that challenges students' intellectual and spiritual growth. We believe that this environment helps our students better prepare to become contributing, compassionate citizens of an increasingly global society in their pursuit of personal and professional excellence.