We offer both undergraduate and graduate-level economics degrees. Currently we have three undergraduate tracks in Economics. Each track requires 33 semester hours of Economics, but differ with respect to the required cognate courses and are designed to help students achieve different career goals.
The BS option in Applied Economics is designed for students who plan to work for business or industry. This option has fewer required mathematics courses than the quantitative option and instead requires selected courses in Communication, Accounting, and Finance that complement the course work in Economics.
The BS Quantitative option should be your choice if you plan eventual advanced graduate work in either economics or business. The additional mathematics courses included with this option are essential preparation for doctoral economics degrees or for strong MBA programs.
If you are unsure about your exact plans after finishing school, then the BA in Economics may be your best choice. The foreign language and minor make it a broad degree and provide preparation for a variety of careers. The BA is also an appropriate choice if you are considering entering law school after your undergraduate degree. Appropriate minors for such a pre-law focus are Political Science, History, Philosophy, or English.
The graduate degree that we currently offer is MS program in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics , which is designated as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. Students in the program have the opportunity to learn from a diverse, and highly research-active faculty. Both applied and theoretical research is being conducted within the Department of Economics, which consists of productive scholars in the areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, as well as econometrics. Graduates of the MS program in quantitative economics and econometrics may further their education at the doctoral level, or secure careers in banking, finance, insurance, and public policy analysis. Graduates with strong analytical and statistical backgrounds are always in demand.
The Coastal and Marine Economics Concentration of the CRM PhD Program focuses on theoretical and quantitative analysis of coastal and marine systems that affect human livelihoods. Specific areas of focus include policy solutions for challenges specifically related to coastal and marine environments; understanding feedback between natural and human systems; management of renewable and non-renewable coastal resources; and valuation of non-market goods and services.