The Bachelor of Science in Economics prepares students to think critically using the theories and concepts of economics. Students learn to apply both quantitative tools and economic reasoning to business, government and non-profit organizations in the domestic arena, and also to economic development organizations serving the poor in the international arena. A faith-based biblical worldview is integrated into every course.
The Economics major combines the concepts of market theory, capitalism, macroeconomic policy, and quantitative problem-solving/econometrics to give students a solid economic foundation. The degree also provides the students with the latest in Healthcare Economics, Big Data, Money and Banking, and Business Finance. An international perspective rounds out the program with courses in International Political Economy and Economic Development. The program design allows the biblical perspective on serving the least advantaged to challenge students’ understanding of poverty and inequality in our world. Students apply critical thinking to the problems of poverty through the use of economic analysis. Both ECO 565 - Economic Development and ECO 579 - International Political Economy are directly transferable into the Master of Science in Economics .
In addition to courses required for the major, all students must complete a selection of General Education courses, see below.
Classes are taught in seminar format. Selected degree coursework is enhanced with online Internet instruction that provides greater flexibility in completing assignments outside the classroom.
The Economics degree requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education Core (42 hours)
Economics Foundations Core (12 hours)
Major Core (33 hours)
Electives (33 hours)