The study of economics builds technical competence in modern markets while developing analytical abilities. Economists evaluate the production and distribution of resources by collecting and analyzing data. Economic analysis is applied to many fields including education, health development and the environment. Economists often work for government agencies, corporations and research firms.
The Department of Economics strives to awaken students’ passion for learning with a focus on economics. The program serves students from the Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, the Collins College of Business and the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Students may earn a B.S., B.A. or B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration) degree in economics. Principles of Economics courses are also required of all Collins College of Business students, regardless of their major. Economics students can double major in finance, mathematics, political science, sociology or an engineering field.
Many economics alumni advance to MBA or graduate programs while others attend law school or are hired in the private, public or nonprofit sectors.
In addition to basic economics courses, students complete a series of mathematics and statistics classes before customizing their degree plan.
- Financial analysts
- Economic modelers
- Cost benefit specialists
- Business writers
- Price analysts
All TU students must complete TU’s core curriculum and their college’s specific course requirements. These basic economics courses include microeconomics and macroeconomics, advanced theory classes, a session in the history of economic thought and a collection of higher level economics electives such as econometrics, game theory, economic policy analysis, health economics, growth theory, environmental and resource economics, monetary economics, economic development and international economics.