The second economics major offered by the Pamplin School of Business is the Bachelor of Arts in Economics. This program has extensive course work based in the liberal arts core curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences and focuses on developing critical thinking and communication skills. By combining skills in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences with the analytical skills developed in economics courses, students graduate prepared for a broad range of private and public sector careers as consultants, economic and financial analysts, or lawyers.
Students pursuing the B.A. in Economics degree take three prerequisite economics and statistics courses, followed by three required and five elective courses in economics.
Economics B.A. General Curriculum University Core Requirements – 39 hours The University Core Curriculum emphasizes a diverse set of disciplines in order to prompt students to engage with fundamental questions of existence in a cross-disciplinary way, rather than holding that one particular discipline has all the answers. Each of our core courses embeds certain Core Skills, such as writing and analytical and logical reasoning. In developing these skills students acquire the tools they will need to contribute to and flourish in an increasingly complex world.