2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics / 52

Students may pursue a comprehensive major in Business Economics or a major in Economics with selection of a minor area. Additionally, students who major in another discipline may complete a minor in Economics. The major objective of the Economics program is to equip students with the principles and methods of sound economic theory and the application of economic theory so that they are prepared for employment in the private or public sectors and for graduate study.

The economics courses also perform several service functions: (a) they provide students within the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth School of Business with knowledge in economics and skills needed for pursuit of successful careers in private business or public service and (b) through Northwest Core courses, they offer all students at the University an opportunity for education in economics so that they become well-informed consumers and citizens who understand economic issues and policies.