The program in economics is devoted primarily to the study of the economic principles and institutions that affect business activity. The Bachelor of Arts major in economics grounds the student deeply in liberal arts education, offers opportunities for electives and, if desired, a minor. The degree is designed for individuals who seek to become professional economists or to pursue graduate or professional school. This major is frequently selected by those planning a degree in law or medicine.
Students expecting to study economics at the graduate level should consult with the economics faculty to develop necessary quantitative skills. A minor in mathematics or physics is highly recommended.