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Why we make certain decisions.

The field of economics covers topics ranging from making sound business decisions to tackling some of society's most challenging social issues. Economics students learn to think critically about how choices are made in the presence of scarcity.


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A High-Quality Education

  • Career Paths
  • A Broad Education
  • The Benefits of an Arts and Sciences Education
  • Economics is a social science and an important component of a well-rounded education. The major provides a useful background for students interested in careers in public policy, business or finance.

    In collaboration with the School of Business Administration, required courses include microeconomics and macroeconomics, a senior seminar in applied economics and five additional economics electives. Supporting courses in calculus and statistics prepare you for the quantitative nature of economics.

    The Bachelor of Arts in economics includes literature and a foreign language courses, with the rigors of School of Business economics classes.

    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    Dean's Summer Fellowship Program

    Work with a faculty mentor on your self-directed research project as a Dean's Summer Fellow.

    Stander Symposium

    An annual campus-wide forum to showcase academic excellence and recognize student learning through faculty-mentored undergraduate research, scholarship and artistic accomplishment.


    College of Arts and Sciences

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    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0800


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