Offered on campus
Economics Quantitative - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Economics is a social science that studies human behavior involving material needs and desires. In its modern form, economics uses formal logical/mathematical models to analyze, explain, and predict the behavior of economic agents (households, firms, government agencies) as they interact with each other and with institutions such as markets, clubs, and religions. The models are modified and improved on the basis of the results of statistical analyses of economic data. The economics major has the option of pursuing a general track or a quantitative track. The quantitative track supplements the general track with extensive training in mathematical and statistical techniques required for graduate course work. This track is also recommended for those students who prefer a more quantitative approach to problem solving. Completion of this track fully prepares the student for entrance into the department’s Master of Arts in economics program as well as graduate programs at other universities.