What You'll Study
The mission of the undergraduate program in Economics is to acquaint students with the economic aspects of modern society, to familiarize them with techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems, and to develop in them an ability to exercise judgment in evaluating public policy. The program introduces students to macro- and microeconomic theory, teaches them to think and write clearly about economic problems and policy issues and to apply the basic tools of economic analysis. The undergraduate major provides an excellent background for those who plan careers in government and private enterprise as well as those pursuing graduate degrees in professional schools or in the field of economics.
The department expects undergraduate majors in the program to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the department's undergraduate program. Students are expected to demonstrate:
- understanding of core knowledge within Economics.
- ability to analyze a problem and draw correct inferences using qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.
- ability to write clearly and persuasively and communicate ideas clearly.
- ability to evaluate theory and critique research within the discipline.
Explore how global, regional and domestic factors influence relations between actors on the world stage.
Provides students with a solid grasp of the American political system and other political systems within the context of global forces, international conflicts, social movements, ideological systems and diversity.
An interdisciplinary program that engages students in the process of evaluating policy options and outcomes.
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Mathematical and Computational Science
Study the mathematics basic to all the mathematical sciences and an introduction to concepts and techniques of computation, optimal decision making, probabilistic modeling and statistical inference.