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Two Pathways For Economics
Faculty as Experts and Mentors
Our faculty are distinguished experts who have either international experience or a background in business and government. They also advise local, state and federal governments, international organizations, law offices, banks and other businesses.
National Leader in Economic and Financial Education
The National Center for Research in Economic Education provides a unique opportunity for you to specialize in economic education in an academic department.
Focus and Range
Dive deep into your economics major while taking a wide variety of courses that prepare you for your career goals. This major’s courses represent 12 areas of economics including: economic theory, comparative international and regional development, econometrics, economic education, economic history, industrial and organization and regulation, quantitative economics, international trade and finance, institutional economics, labor economics, monetary economics and public finance.
Intermediate Macroeconomics–Quantitative (ECON 311A)
Study aggregate production, savings, investment, inflation, and market economy performance with detailed analysis of aggregate demand and supply.
Economic Data Visualization and Analysis (ECON 315)
Develop data analysis skills, work with real-world data, and combine economic theory, statistics and data visualization to study socio-economic issues.
Introductory Econometrics (ECON 417)
Learn to use mathematical methods to describe economic relationships like capital, interest rates and labor. Apply models to inform economic policymaking.
Economics of the Less Developed Countries (ECON 423)
Investigate development problems and the significance of land, labor and capital in less developed countries. Study international trade theories and their impact on economic development.
Gender Economics and Social Provisioning (ECON 445)
Explore the field of feminist economics by examining critiques of economic theory and policy. Household decision-making, the care economy and the feminization of labor markets.
Public Finance (ECON 471)
Understand the role the government plays in the economy. Analyze policy issues as they relate to taxation, efficiency and equity.
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Outside the Classroom
Get the most out of your collegiate experience by taking advantage of opportunities to get involved. Challenge yourself and make meaningful connections along the way.
Sam Allgood, Edwin J. Faulkner Professor of Economics and Faculty Director of the Teaching and Learning Center
Sam Allgood teaches introductory courses, including Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. He enjoys introducing students to economics and watching them observe and understand the world differently. He’s been teaching long enough that all three of his children were coached by his former students. Allgood is a member of the American Economic Association Committee on Economic Education and co-editor of the Journal of Economic Education.
Academics & Experiential Learning
- Work with real data and communicate economic analysis in a proposal.
- Participate in a game theory or stock market simulation.
- Write public policy reports using federal budget data.
- Sharpen your critical thinking skills. Develop proficiency in programming languages like R and STATA.
- Learn how to predict price changes and production planning to better lead teams.
- Pair your economics major with a minor or second major to broaden your knowledge in a related area, like political science or history.
- Make friends by joining clubs like the Economics Club, where you’ll discuss current trends and topics.
- Assist the development of local and global economies by using your education to grow communities.
- Help people live more fruitful lives by exploring trends and using data to predict human behavior.
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