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Faculty and Academic Staff

Robert Beam, Professor

Diek Carlson, Senior Lecturer

Jerry Hembd, Associate Professor


For information about Department of Business and Economics admission requirements and policies, see Accounting.


The Economics major works toward developing effective decision-makers and leaders in both the private and public sectors through a strong practical business education as well as a comprehensive liberal arts education.


The Economics major is designed to engage students in critical thinking so they can analyze problems, implement strategies, and contribute to the success of a business organization.


While pursing the Economics major, students study under highly qualified faculty members who have expertise in their specialized fields as well as extensive business experience.


The Economics major instills excellence, builds confidence, and develops strong leadership skills that graduates can use throughout their careers.


Economics Major

33 Credits  

Required core courses:

CIS 108 Business Computer Applications                                                         3 credits

MATH 151 (Calculus) or MATH 240                                                              3 credits

BUS 270 Business Statistics                                                                             3 credits

ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics                                                        3 credits

ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics                                                       3 credits


Required major courses:

ECON 350 Microeconomic Analysis                                                                3 credits

ECON 351 Macroeconomic Analysis                                                               3 credits

ECON 435 Economic Development                                                                 3 credits

ECON 470 Forecasting Methods (Capstone)                                                   3 credits


And at least two of the following:

ECON 330 Money and Banking                                                                       3 credits

ECON 333 Transportation Economics                                                              3 credits

ECON 362 Public Finance                                                                               3 credits

ECON 430 International Economics                                                                 3 credits

ECON 438 Comparative Economic Systems                                                    3 credits

ECON 481 Seminar in Economic Issues                                                           3 credits