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The Department of Economics offers the degree, Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Economics is the study of how society efficiently allocates limited resources. It is a practical field of study which enables students to become critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. The program offers traditional principle courses as well as a wide variety of upper division electives, including quantitative data analysis. The principle courses, which are also required for business majors, introduce students to the methodology in the field. In addition, the program offers areas of specialization such as Banking, Investment, and Managerial Economics, International Trade and Alternative Economic Systems, Economics and the Public Sector, Labor Economics, and Economic History. The Bachelor of Arts in Economics prepares students for a wide range of career paths in business, finance, banking, government, and law, as well as graduate study in a wide range of disciplines.