The Department of Economics offers the following degree programs:
B.S. in Economics
B.A. in Economics
Economics department contact info:
Department Secretary – Monique Clark; 609-771-2566; firstname.lastname@example.org
Economics is the study of the ways society chooses to use its scarce resources to attain alternative and often conflicting goals. As a social science, economics is concerned with the major issues of today.There are two undergraduate programs in economics: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science. The programs prepare students for careers in business and government, and for graduate study in economics, law, business, and public policy or administration. The Economics Bachelor of Science program provides extensive instruction in other business disciplines (e.g., finance, management) and offers excellent preparation for the MBA degree. The Economics Bachelor of Arts program offers additional flexibility to enroll in courses outside of the business school (e.g., history, political science) and is especially recommended for graduate study in economics, law, and public administration.
Among the options available under the Bachelor of Arts is teacher preparation. Graduates who successfully complete this program are certified to teach middle and high school “social studies.” Students in the program complete the BA in economics and associated liberal learning requirements. In addition, students must complete: 1) a secondary-level teacher preparation sequence (9 units); and 2) courses in government, geography, and world history. Students typically begin the teacher preparation sequence in their sophomore year. Retention in the program requires a GPA of 2.5 or higher. To begin the student teaching requirement a student must have a GPA of at least 2.75. In addition to a GPA of 2.75 or higher, candidates for a teacher-education certificate must meet the state hygiene/physiology requirement and pass the appropriate Praxis examination. The Department of Education Administration and Secondary Education section of this bulletin contains an overview of the entire secondary- level teaching preparation sequence.
Economics Program Information for 2013-2014
- Degree Program: Economics
- Checksheets: Economics BS; Economics BA; Economics BA/7 Year Medical; Economics BA/Teaching
- Four-Year Sequence of Study: Economics BS; Economics BA; Economics BA/Teaching. For Economics BA/7 Year Medical, see advisor.
- Economics Minor
- School of Business Course Descriptions
- PAWS – Primary Academic Web Services
- The Economics Major and Graduate School