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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics - Major

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The Economics Program is part of the Nazareth College School of Management.  The program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.  Students also have the option to use the economics major to achieve inclusive education certification for elementary education (grades one through nine) and as a generalist at the middle school level.

Successful completion of the Economics major will allow students to students to understand, evaluate, and analyze the economic issues and challenges of everyday life as well as the economic systems in which we live.

A perspective rooted in the liberal arts is used to examine the causes and patterns of societal change within the framework of economics.  The approach helps students to prepare for graduate study in the fields of economics, business, law, and related disciplines, as well as professional careers in a variety of fields in the public and private sector.

The goals of the program are accomplished through:

  • Instructional staff devoted to teaching excellence and student development
  • An innovative, dynamic and relevant curriculum
  • The development of skills in the areas of critical thinking, qualitative and quantitative analysis, communication, and technology
  • And opportunities for interpersonal development through activities such as clubs and honor societies with peers and the community

Economics Core

All Economics majors are required to take the following courses:

Economics Senior Experience

ECO 480 (Seminar in Economics) provides the Senior experience for the major. In this course students will complete projects and/or submit papers which will give them the opportunity to make connections between the knowledge and insights gained from the Perspectives I and II courses and those courses within the major.

Economics Sample Program

Freshman Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 3
  • Perspectives I Science and Laboratory Credits: 4
  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
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Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives I Credits: 12
  • Perspectives II Credits: 9
  • Elective Credits: 3

As well as:

Junior Year

  • Economics Electives Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 6
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 12
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Senior Year

  • Electives Credits: 18
  • Economics Electives Credits: 9
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