Bachelor of Science in Economics
The program of study provides a thorough grounding in science, the humanities, and mathematics as well as the tools of economic analysis and decision making. In addition, the curriculum provides ample opportunities for career-oriented studies in fields such as accounting, finance, management science, public policy, and international affairs. Life-enriching studies in history and literature are also available.
All degree programs offered by the School of Economics including the BS degree in Economics offer an International Plan (IP) Designation. In general the IP designation can be obtained by completing courses in three specified area:
- Students are required to complete a general course in Global Economics.
- Students are also required to complete a region specific course. Any number of International Affairs course can be used to fulfill this requirement
- Student are also required to complete a capstone course rounding out the international experience. The IP designation also requires students to become proficient in a language as well as spending at least twenty-six weeks in a foreign culture enrolled in school and/or participating in an internship experience.
The School of Economics also participates in the Research Option plan offered by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). The Research Option offers students the opportunity for in-depth research experience working under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Requirements for participation in the Research Option include completing nine hours of undergraduate research, at least six of which are on the same topic, writing a research proposal, taking two 1-hour courses: LMC 4701 Undergraduate Research Proposal Writing (typically taken during the first or second semester of research) and LMC 4702 Undergraduate Research Thesis Writing (taken during the term in which the thesis is written), and completing the thesis.