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
|Economics Core Requirements|
|EC 111||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|EC 112||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|EC 211||Intermediate Microeconomics||3|
|EC 212||Intermediate Macroeconomics||3|
|EC 271||Applied Statistical Methods||3|
|EC 450||Senior Seminar||3|
|Select four economics courses numbered 200 or higher.|
Program Learning Outcomes
The BS in Economics program has the following three program learning outcomes:
- Knowledge of economics: Students demonstrate and can apply the core theories of economics.
- 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.
- 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.