Upon graduation, a student will be able to:

Major-Specific Areas of Knowledge

Have an understanding of how economics can be used to explain and interpret a) the behavior of agents and the markets or settings in which they interact, and b) the structure and performance of national and global economies. Evaluate the structure, internal consistency and logic of macroeconomic and microeconomic models and the role of assumption in economic arguments.

Accessing Academic Community/Resources

Know how to acquire information from databases of news and periodicals and from primary and secondary data sources.


Communicate effectively in written, spoken, graphical, and quantitative form about specific economic issues.

Critical Thinking

Apply economic analysis to evaluate everyday problems and policy proposals and assess the assumptions, reasoning, and evidence contained in an economic argument.

Quantitative Skills

Grasp the mathematical logic of standard macroeconomic and microeconomic models. 


Collect relevant data for empirical analysis, statistical analysis; interpret results of anlaysis; understand other people's empirical analyses. Use empirical evidence to evaluate an economic argument.


Include an economic way of thinking in his or her understanding of current events in order to make well-informed decisions as part of a democratic society.