You have an insatiable curiosity. For you, an education is a set of tools that enable you to examine and reflect on the world around you. You enjoy asking why people behave the way they do, constructing logically coherent theories to explain that behavior, and testing your theories against hard data.
Economics is a social science that employs logical reasoning and data analysis to describe how people, firms, and governments balance their desires with their limitations. The discipline helps you understand what motivates people and how often-conflicting values affect behavior in the marketplace. From individuals to groups, from corporations to governments, people behave differently, and a well-trained student of economics accurately can analyze those differences and their effects.
The curriculum is steeped in data analytics. Economics majors take a number of upper-level courses in data analytics including two courses in Econometrics that require students to complete several rigorous research projects.
Our economics graduates are sought after by graduate schools because of their intensive quantitative training and research experience. Employers seek out the students because of the depth of their critical thinking and the strength of their core content knowledge.