More than raw numbers and scientific study, economics is the study of human choice. It seeks to understand the established social arrangements for producing and distributing goods and services, and to determine a wise use of limited economic resources to ensure people receive the maximum benefit at the lowest cost.

Economics Pathway

More than raw numbers and scientific study, economics is the study of human choice. It seeks to understand the established social arrangements for producing and distributing goods and services, and to determine a wise use of limited economic resources to ensure people receive the maximum benefit at the lowest cost.

Careers for graduates are numerous, since their understanding of the economy, in addition to their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, is applicable to a wide range of activities in business and government.

Economics Majors

The following courses are recommended for economics majors:

  • ECON 201: Microeconomics
  • ECON 202: Macroeconomics

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Program Contacts

Stephen Jones
Economics Professor
253-840-8345
Blake Sorem
Economics Professor
253-964-6648
Tom Phelps
Econ/Math/Statistics Instructor
253-964-6712