Learning Outcomes for Economics Majors


Students who complete an economics major are able to:

1. Think critically and creatively

A. Explain the basic elements of economic models.
B. Identify important economic actors, organizations, and institutions in an economy and describe their role and impact.
C. Understand and interpret statistical measures and techniques

2. Communicate clearly and persuasively as speakers and writers

A. Use the spoken and written word, graphs, and mathematics to present economic phenomena and arguments.

3. Invoke multiple ways of understanding to organize and evaluate evidence, and to interpret and make sense of their experiences and the experiences of others.

A. Evaluate multiple economic arguments and multiple sources of evidence.

4. Apply their knowledge and learning to engage in informed debate and to analyze and solve problems.

A. Propose and model economic hypotheses.
B. Collect relevant data for use in qualitative and quantitative research methods
C. Evaluate economic arguments and policy proposals using empirical methods.

5.  Enter post-graduate life  prepared to respond to a wide variety of business situations effectively in order to achieve positive outcomes – also known as business acumen.