The Economics Major aspires, within the context of a liberal arts environment, to:
- Prepare students to meet the challenges of the complex, dynamic organizational environment.
- Help students develop computer proficiency, skills in written and oral communication, creative and critical thinking, research and problem solving and teamwork.
- Help students to develop a global perspective and gain sensitivity to critical issues and an appreciation for diversity.
- Provide a strong foundation in the knowledge and analytical skills necessary for graduate work in economics, business, policy studies, international studies and law.
- Prepare students for careers in finance, banking, management, government service, international business, education, and other fields.
Major Requirements 27 hours
- Principles of Microeconomics
- Principles of Macroeconomics
- Intermediate Microeconomics
- Intermediate Macroeconomics
- Senior Seminar in Economics
- Intro to Statistics or Behavioral Statistics
- Plus three additional ECO courses
All CABE majors require the CABE Core. This CABE Core does not replace the core of courses known as the Hastings College Liberal Arts Program (LAP). The CABE Core is focused on speaking, writing and computing.
Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honorary
Qualified students may wish to join ODE, an international honor society in economics. Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honorary recognizing outstanding academic achievement in economics. To be eligible, students must complete 12 hours of economic coursework and earn a B average in those courses.
Founded in 2003, ODE at Hastings College creates a forum in which students can learn more about the discipline of economics than is covered in the classroom.
Student-faculty discussions, guest speakers, service projects and activities provide a fun atmosphere and another opportunity to get involved at Hastings College.
Hastings College students majoring in economics have been admitted to Ph.D. programs in economics, MBA programs, Masters of Public Policy programs and Law School. Graduates have been hired by Fortune 500 companies (domestically and internationally), banking and finance institutions and public policy think tanks. Some have gone on to serve organizations, such as the Peace Corps.
Dr. Amy Black
Dr. Douglas Kinnear