Academics

Program Learning Outcomes

Economics

Bachelor of Arts

Students graduating with a BA degree in Economics will: 

  1. Generate constructive analysis of real world issues using the theories of economics, including macroeconomic and microeconomic theories, economic history or history of economic thought, or theories of economic institutions. 
  2. Efficiently locate, effectively utilize, and critically interpret economic information and data using statistical methods or economic and institutional theories. 
  3. Produce a constructive assessment of a social problem by drawing upon relevant data and utilizing suitable economic theories. 
  4. Identify complex problems and arguments and analyze those using the theoretical tools and quantitative methods of economics. 
  5. Effectively communicate economic ideas, problems, and findings to both lay and professional audiences. 6)
  6. Complete an independent research project demonstrating appropriate mastery of qualitative and statistical research methods in economics.

Bachelor of Science

Students graduating with a BS degree in Economics will: 

  1. Generate constructive analysis of real world issues using the theories of economics, including macroeconomic and microeconomic theories, economic history or history of economic thought, or theories of economic institutions. 
  2. Efficiently locate, effectively utilize, and critically interpret economic information and data using statistics, econometrics, mathematical economics, and or theories of economic institutions. 
  3. Produce a constructive assessment of a social problem by drawing upon relevant data and utilizing suitable economic theories. 
  4. Identify complex problems and arguments and analyze those using mathematical reasoning, as well as the theoretical tools and quantitative methods of economics. 
  5. Effectively communicate economic ideas, problems, and findings to both lay and professional audiences. 
  6. Complete an independent research project demonstrating appropriate mastery of quantitative research methods in economics, including mathematical reasoning, statistics and econometrics.

Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics

Students graduating with a BS degree in Financial Economics will: 

  1. Generate constructive analysis of real world issues using the theories of economics, including macroeconomic and microeconomic theories or theories of economic institutions. 
  2. Produce a constructive assessment of an economic problem by drawing upon relevant data and utilizing suitable tools and theories in financial economics and accounting. 
  3. Efficiently locate, effectively utilize, and critically interpret economic information and data using econometrics, statistics, accounting or economic and institutional theories. 
  4. Identify complex problems and arguments and analyze those using the theoretical tools and quantitative methods of economics. 
  5. Effectively communicate economic ideas, problems, and findings to both lay and professional audiences. 
  6. Complete an independent research project demonstrating appropriate mastery of research methods in financial economics.

Learning outcomes for all graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences


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