What is economics?  

Economics is the study of how people make choices under conditions of scarcity and the consequences of these decisions for society. In other words, we acknowledge that resources are limited, and study how people choose to use them in light of that fact. Economists study a broad range of topics including earnings, labor markets, the environment, education, healthcare, economic development, international trade and finance.

Economics courses teach students how to think analytically about social issues. Economics majors become keen critical thinkers, which makes them attractive candidates to a variety of employers. Some popular career fields for economics majors are public service, law, international relations, banking and finance, and business.


ECN 231 Macroeconomics (3 CR)

This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

Prerequisites: ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

ECN 232 Microeconomics (3 CR)

This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

Prerequisites: ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted