Economics is the science of human choice, the study of how scarce resources are allocated among competing uses to satisfy human wants. Since many choices analyzed are made by or affect business decision makers, economics is a unique blend of liberal arts and business. Therefore, the Department of Economics offers an undergraduate major in both the College of Humanities and Sciences and the School of Business.
Our curriculum focuses on quantitative and data analysis skills, with an eye on applying these skills to business, public policy, and social economic issues. Students who want to combine training in economics with exposure to the business disciplines should consider the major in the School of Business.