Economics (B.A.), Applied Economics (B.S.)

Economics is the study of how organizations allocate resources, from an individual spending his or her paycheck to a company expanding its operations to the government handling welfare policies. Our three majors all allow you to apply economic theory to the real world.

Our traditional B.A. in economics is designed to teach you the basic field. You may augment your book learning with an internship at a bank, brokerage house, or multinational corporation in the United States -- or in London if you decide to study in our London program.

Or you may choose the B.S. in applied economics, which adds business and speech communication courses to the mix. Students in both majors are particularly well prepared for law school.

Finally, we offer a dual major in mathematics and economics, which has prepared students for top Ph.D. and M.B.A. programs like those at Cornell University and the London School of Economics.

Our graduates can be found working at the National Economic Research Association, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and many other firms. They tell us that our program gave them an invaluable combination of theoretical knowledge, critical-thinking skills, and real-life experience.

Students working in small groups in an industrial organization economics class
Selected Courses
  • Industrial Organization Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • International Economics
  • Monetary Theory and Policy