Undergraduate

Welcome to the Program

What is Economics?

Economics studies the following:

  • How society produces and distributes goods;
  • The consumption of resources, services and goods;
  • The decision making behind the consumption of those resources, services and goods and how that impacts our society

The data gathered from the consumption of those resources, services and goods is collected and analyzed by those within the economics discipline to educate and inform the decisions of consumers, businesses and public policy makers.

Data is one of the most valuable assets any organization can have. This curriculum trains students to properly collect, analyze and present data that supports economic and business decisions.   

The Department of Economics offers two majors

  • Which major should you choose?

  • The BS in Quantitative Economics and Econometrics focuses on economic theory and extensive application of mathematical and quantitative analyses to train students how to apply sophisticated methods of data analytics and critical thinking skills. The BS prepares graduates for more advanced study of economics and econometric analysis.

  • The BA in Economics focuses on economic theory and critical thinking skills to train students to analyze and investigate real world economic problems. Graduates can apply these skills in the private sector to improve business outcomes through better decision making and in the public sector to develop more effective government policies.

Economics lessons can be applied to all business and social science disciplines and we encourage students to consider a Minor within Economics, as it pairs well with any major. The USF Economics program exposes students to economic theory and critical thinking skills to train students to analyze and investigate real world economic problems. Economics Majors and Minors can apply these skills to the private sector to improve business outcomes through better decision making and in the public sector to develop more effective government policies.

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