Economics - BA
The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Economics offers a strong liberal arts curriculum aimed at enhancing students’ analytical skills and applications to better understand human behavior. The degree plan is designed to allow opportunities for applied exploration of economic principles and theory through research, internship, and study abroad while focusing on quantitative skills and the development of rational thought and critical thinking. In addition to requiring four semesters of a college-level foreign language, the Bachelor of Arts degree plan encompasses a broad spectrum of coursework from throughout the College of Arts and Sciences and Texas A&M University. By allowing for flexibility in courses that can be taken within the core curriculum, as well as for general electives, students can achieve a well-rounded education that can help with their future educational and professional goals.
To build a solid base of understanding, students take foundational courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and mathematics, then refine those skills in statistics and intermediate economic theory classes. In upper-level courses these reasoning abilities are applied to specific situations, with a particular focus on understanding social problems from an economics perspective.
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics have a wide spectrum of career fields to choose from. Many students pursue careers in business, law, government and public policy professions, non-profit organizations and more.