Bachelor of Arts in Economics

An economics degree that prepares students to examine questions related to resource allocation, incentives and wealth, among others. Economics is relevant to graduate and professional study in fields like business management, law and public affairs, as well as undergraduate degrees that are useful for many career paths.

Students often begin their studies by developing a solid foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics and calculus, which they can use to pursue more advanced coursework and research opportunities. Those interested in the policy applications of economics may wish to enroll in classes that analyze real-world problems, while students considering a doctorate in economics should also explore some higher-level mathematics. Source: U.S. News & World Report

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