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.
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