Undergraduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (B.A.)

Students completing the Economics B.A. program will achieve the following:

  • Know
  • a wide variety of economic issues, will be able to determine when an issue is or is not essentially economic, and will be able to distinguish between the positive and normative aspects of economic issues and
  • the mathematical and statistical techniques that are widely used in economic analysis.
  • Understand
  • the complementary roles of the private sector and the government in the U.S. economy, and will have some familiarity with the similarities and differences in the role of the government in other world economies;
  • the relationships between world economies in the areas of trade, finance, and information exchange, and will be familiar with the potential benefits and costs of these relationships; and
  • how economic theory, and economic models, can be used to help study economic phenomena, and will be able to use economic theory to help interpret and address many economic and social issues.
  • Be able to
  • understand and interpret economic data, and statistics based on economic data, when presented in a variety of forms.