Learning Outcomes

The degree in economics contains a core group of theory courses, a series of quantitative skills courses, and field specialization courses that involve the applications of economic theory and quantitative analysis to major areas of study within the discipline. It is our goal to help our students achieve a certain set of learning outcomes, such as:

1. Develop the ability to explain core economic terms, concepts, and theories.

2. Demonstrate the ability to employ the economic way of thinking.

3. Improve awareness of global, historical, and institutional forces

4. Apply economic theories and concepts to contemporary social issues, as well as formulation and analysis of policy.

5. Apply both oral and written communication skills within the discipline.

6. Strength the ability to collect, process, and interpret data.

7. Be able to use critical thinking skills about economic matters.