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Why did banks fail in the Great Recession of 2008? How does who you are matter for what you get paid? Does college pay? This concentration explores headlining economic debates and will help you to refine your opinions on sensitive and important real world issues using economic thinking and data. You'll also gain valuable skills for successful careers in public policy, not-for-profit and international development, banking and finance, education and communications.

You will choose one of four tracks to pursue: general political science, American politics and justice, international relations, or public policy and administration. Through a selection of elective courses, you'll be able to dive into a specialized curriculum that suits your interests. 

This program is also excellent preparation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines such as economics, law, management, marketing, finance, public policy and public health.

Courses offered include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Public Economics and Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Economic Development

This is one of 19 concentrations offered in the School of Business. Concentrations are available to all students and can be combined with all majors, including each of the majors offered by the School of Business. Students who select the business major must choose two concentrations to build their unique degree.