The economics major offers the opportunity to apply theoretical analysis and empirical techniques to current economic problems and policy issues.

Moreover, the tools, techniques and analytic methods of economics are used every day in public policy and the business world. There is, therefore, a carryover from what you will learn as an economics major and what you will utilize every day in the real world.

This guide can help you decide whether the economics major is for you and, if it is, help you to plan your course schedule. All faculty members of the Department of Economics will be happy to assist you in this planning, even before you declare a major.

Even if you choose not to major in economics, you can benefit from this guide. Economic analysis is useful in studying history, political science, and sociology, as well as certain issues in the natural sciences and humanities. If you have any questions about specific courses, consult an Economics Department faculty member.