The Bachelor of Arts in Economics produces students who have a thorough understanding of the tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis and the ability to apply these tools appropriately to real world situations. Students learn to communicate in a clear and rigorous style. They will gain a thorough understanding of the operations of the institutions of the American economy and knowledge of how institutions in other economies function. Recent economics majors have interned in the U.S. Supreme Court, Heritage Foundation, Council of Economic Advisors and the U.S. Commerce Department. Students have the opportunity to work in the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research and to apply for financial support to attend seminars on environmental economics in Montana. The B.A. in Economics is designed to permit students the flexibility to earn another major or to take additional coursework in business. Most economics majors find careers in business or pursue graduate degrees.
*students may substitute MATH 109 for MATH 110. However, students planning to pursue graduate studies in economics are strongly advised to take MATH 110 and additional mathematics courses under the guidance of their advisor.
**may substitute MATH 203 for MGSC 209.
***may not count as an upper-division economics elective if used to satisfy core requirements.