Chairperson: Xu Zhang
The Bachelor of Science program in Applied Economics is a comprehensive course of study that prepares students for careers in business, financial institutions, national, state, and local government, public and private research organizations and nonprofit organizations. Graduates of the Applied Economics program will have the skills and abilities to meet the diverse needs of regional, national, and international employers in both the private and public sectors, working in occupations such as entry-level economist, quantitative analyst, business analyst, financial analyst, regional planner, manager, and research analyst. Students must complete 60 hours in the liberal arts (inclusive of the general education core). In their first two years of the program, students will complete their general education requirements including mathematics, the two introductory courses in economics, and begin to take courses in the economics core. The program culminates with a capstone course sequence of Economics Research and Reporting followed by Applied Economic Analysis/Senior Project.