Bachelor of Arts
School of Business
Economics at Western, more than the other social sciences, is focused on developing students’ abilities to analyze contemporary events using models and high-level data. Students interested in real-world issues such as natural resources, globalization, inequality and financial crises who want to approach these issues deductively as well as empirically will find that economics provides them a powerful set of skills for understanding the world. Students learn to question received knowledge and create new knowledge using the skills they have acquired.
The Economics program offers two formal tracks: the Standard Major and Secondary Teacher Licensure Emphasis. The Standard Major is for students who wish to pursue Economics in addition with another major or minor. The Secondary Teacher Licensure Emphasis prepares students for the State of Colorado License in Social Science Education. Students in both tracks will focus on a practical and applied understanding of the world around them. Courses contain theoretical content but are geared toward understanding real issues and current problems. Historical analysis is used to place current events within a context. Before graduating, students will also participate in a major research project combining statistical analysis, economic reasoning and study design and implementation.
The combination of formal training in modelling and statistical methods with creativity makes economics training highly valued in a wide range of careers. In a world increasingly driven by growing amounts of data, economics training is particularly adept at uncovering useful information in new and creative ways.
Students graduate ready to pursue any of the following:
- Graduate School
- Law School
- Business School
- Public Administration
- The Government Sector
- The Private Sector
- College or High School Teaching
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