College of Business & Economics
The Department of Economics is dedicated to excellent teaching and active research covering a broad range of fields, including development economics, international finance and trade, labor economics, health economics, sports economics, macroeconomics, microeconomic theory, natural resource economics and public economics.
We are proud of our undergraduate program which boasts more than 260 students. All classes are taught by faculty in small classes ranging in size from 15 to 35. Many of our faculty members are known and celebrated for their commitment to excellence in teaching, including Professors Melissa Groves and Matthew Chambers, recent winners of the college's Outstanding Teaching Award. We also offer an honors program in economics where you can work one on one with a faculty member to research and complete an honors thesis in an area of your interest.
The department's programs provide a rigorous, disciplined analytical way of thinking that is applicable to a wide variety of occupations in government, business, and consulting industries as well as graduate programs in economics, law, public policy and business journalism. You can find positions in government such as research associate, program analyst and budget analyst. Government economists analyze economic conditions and estimate the economic impact of public policy. Positions in business and consulting have titles such as financial analyst, long range planner, pricing analyst or credit analyst.
If you choose to complete your degree with us, consider getting involved in The Economics Society. This student organization brings in guest speakers on current economic topics. Networking with professionals in the field will help you to decide which direction you would like to go after you complete your degree.