The Department of Economics is a highly ranked program dedicated to excellence in research and teaching. Among the largest majors in the College of Letters and Science, Economics is home to approximately 1,400 undergraduate majors and more than 40 faculty members. The study of economics equips students with analytical and communication skills that prepare them for rewarding careers and graduate studies. Undergraduate students learn from faculty members and graduate students who are committed to teaching as a part of their mission and research. The department also has dedicated academic and career advisors who help students navigate the learning experience and chart their path to a successful future.
Undergraduate economics instruction begins with broad introductory courses studying microeconomics, the market behavior of individuals and firms, and macroeconomics, the behavior of the economy in aggregate. Students from many disciplines take our introductory economics courses as requirements for their studies or to gain knowledge that benefits their work in other areas. Many continue to take advanced courses as electives.
Learn more about why economics is one of the largest and fastest-growing undergraduate majors on campus by exploring the Undergraduate website through the links below.