Economics Undergraduate Programs - Kendall College of Arts and Sciences

Economics Undergraduate Programs

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.S.B.A. (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) degree with a major 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.

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.

  • Program Learning Outcomes

    1. Demonstrate technical competence

    1.a: Be fluent in the language (jargon of economics) (i.e.-correctly identifying markets, differentiating changes in demand from changes in quantity demanded, etc.)

    1.b: Be competent in using and interpreting statistical and econometric information

    1.c: Be familiar with the technical aspects of material in selected upper level economics courses (i.e.-identifying various possible equilibria, GTO strategies, etc. in game theory and experimental economics)

    2. Develop their analytical abilities across a wide range of economic schools of thought

    2.a: Explain key economic concepts, utilize their application, and recognize differences in their content and application across schools of thought

    2.b: Demonstrate in-depth analysis of complex, advanced knowledge in the field of economics within a certain school of thought

    3. Awaken their passion for learning with a focus on economics

    3.a: Apply core theoretical concepts to a broad range of economic issues in a significantly independent research project

    3.b: Read broadly enough to recognize that there is much to learn and that the potential learning is both enjoyable and relevant to their lives

  • Degree Options


    Offers students basic economics, mathematics and statistics classes before allowing them to customize their degree plan.


    Offers students basic economics, mathematics and statistics classes before allowing them to customize their degree plan.


    For those interested in pursuing business and economics, students complete courses inside the business core as well as courses specific to the economics major. Offered by the Collins College of Business.


    Non-majors interested in learning more about history are encouraged to add it to their degree program as a minor.

  • Typical Four Year Schedule
    Exposition and Argumentation *First Seminar
    Mathematics with Applications †Basic Calculus
    Beginning Language I † †Beginning Language II
    Block I – Aesthetic Inquiry & Creative ExpressionBlock II - Historical & Social Interpretation
    Freshman ExperienceBlock III - Scientific Investigation
    Intermediate Language IIntermediate Language II
    Principles of Economics IPrinciples of Economics II
    Introduction to StatisticsBlock II - Historical & Social Interpretation
    Block II - Historical & Social InterpretationBlock III - Scientific Investigation (lab)
    Block II - Historical & Social InterpretationBlock I - Aesthetic Inquiry & Creative Experience
    Microeconomic TheoryMicroeconomic Theory
    Economics ElectiveEconomics Elective
    Writing IIIMinor Elective
    Minor Elective General Elective
    General ElectiveGeneral Elective
    History of Economic TheoryEconomics Elective
    Minor ElectiveMinor Elective
    General ElectiveGeneral Elective
    General ElectiveGeneral Elective
    General ElectiveSenior Project
    General Elective
    * Based on college entrance exam scores in English, some students may be placed in Introduction to College Writing as a prerequisite course.
    † Based on college entrance exam scores in math or on the university math placement test, College Algebra may be a prerequisite for some.
    † † Placement at a higher level will be determined by college placement exams.