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Economics and Decision Sciences
Two undergraduate majors in economics are available. The Bachelor of Arts in Economics is offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students majoring in economics can minor in political science, finance, or other suitable areas. The Bachelor of Business in Economics, available in the College of Business and Technology, is a comprehensive program to prepare students for the business world. A minor is optional. Consult the directed electives in economics for options to a minor. Students have access to the same economics classes in both programs.
The Department of Economics also offers courses leading to the Master of Arts degree. Elective concentrations are available for students interested in the areas of teaching, business, commercial banking/financial institutions, government, community/economic development, international economics, agricultural economics, or energy and natural resources. Further information concerning the program and areas of specialization may be obtained from the department's chairperson. The purpose of the M.A. program in economics is to provide students with a firm foundation for achievement of their goals; furthering their education at the D.A. or Ph.D. level; teaching at the secondary or junior college level; or working as professional economists in business, government, or other institutions.
An undergraduate major in economics is an excellent complement to a number of other majors. Combining economics with another major adds to your flexibility on the job market. Economics majors learn skills that are useful in a variety of areas. Read more about this option.