Bachelor of Science in Economics

Program Contact: Donn Johnson   203-582-8205

The BS in Economics program teaches students the core theories of economics. Students learn to analyze social and business problems and to examine the proper role of the market and the government in solving these problems. They are able to apply their analytical skills to analyze and interpret economic behavior and forecast political and societal trends. Students have the opportunity to take specialized courses such as Environmental Economics (EC 304), Game Theory (EC 355), Law and Economics (EC 320), Money and Banking (EC 341) and Public Finance (EC 330).

Besides studying essential economic theories, you’ll also learn to analyze individual markets and assess the impact public policy has on the economy. We give you the quantitative reasoning and critical thinking skills you need to examine social and business problems and determine which roles government and the market should play in solving them. This versatile major makes you attractive to employers and prepares you for a successful career in banking, government, law, the insurance industry and elsewhere. 

Recent economics majors have secured prominent jobs with the Federal Reserve Board, General Electric, Liberty Mutual, Oppenheimer Funds and other industrial and insurance firms.

BS in Economics Curriculum

In addition to the University Curriculum and the College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Arts Track requirements, students majoring in Economics must meet the following requirements for graduation:

Economics Core Requirements
EC 111Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 112Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 211Intermediate Microeconomics3
EC 212Intermediate Macroeconomics3
EC 271Applied Statistical Methods3
EC 365Econometrics3
EC 450Senior Seminar3
Economics Electives12
Select four economics courses numbered 200 or higher.
Total Credits33

Program Learning Outcomes

The BS in Economics program has the following three program learning outcomes:

  1. Knowledge of economics: Students demonstrate and can apply the core theories of economics.
  2. Quantitative reasoning: Students develop the ability to represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically and verbally, and to interpret mathematical models such as graphs, tables and schematics to draw inferences. They also develop an ability to use arithmetical, algebraic, geometric and statistical methods to solve social and business problems.
  3. Critical thinking: Students develop the ability to recognize problems and to acquire, assess and synthesize information to analyze social and business problems.

Admission Requirements: College of Arts and Sciences

The requirements for admission into the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences programs are the same as those for admission to Quinnipiac University.

Admission to the university is competitive, and applicants are expected to present a strong college prep program in high school. Prospective freshmen are strongly encouraged to file an application as early in the senior year as possible, and arrange to have first quarter grades sent from their high school counselor as soon as they are available.

For detailed admission requirements, including required documents, please visit the Admissions page of this catalog.