Our undergraduate and graduate course offerings recognize the fundamental role of economics in both business and liberal arts education.

The department offers two undergraduate programs: a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (BSBA) and a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree. The BSBA Program provides students with a professional business background that prepares them for careers in private business and government. The Bachelor of Science in Economics Program provides a broad-based liberal arts background that can serve as a strong foundation for further graduate studies in law, social sciences, and other fields or as training for careers in politics, teaching, research, social service, and other areas. Economics is also a popular minor for students in Finance, Accounting, Legal Studies, Statistics and Political Science. An excellent source of information about undergraduate studies in Economics is the American Economics Association website.

Our faculty conducts internationally recognized applied research on a broad array of issues that span the fields of banking and international macroeconomics, data analytics, environmental and natural resource economics, and health economics. They also conduct more basic research on auctions, economic dynamics, and information and game theory. Their research has been published in some of the most respected journals in the discipline, recent examples of which include European Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, International Economic Review, and Oxford Economic Papers. In addition, the department regularly invites prominent economists from around the world to be a part of our active seminar series. Information on local and regional economic issues is available through the Institute for Economic Forecasting.

We invite you to visit us in person to learn more about our students, faculty and programs.

Best Regards,
Michael Caputo, Ph.D.




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Our mission is to provide high quality education to students at all levels by building a solid foundation in economic theory and empirical analysis that can be used to analyze business and public policy problems. Our faculty is nationally and internationally recognized for their contributions to research and teaching.


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