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Economics (B.A.)

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Academic Opportunities

  • Economic students have the opportunity to write for the E- News, a well-established and respected newsletter that has been published since 1997 and is staffed exclusively by student editors.
  • Students are guided by faculty to research and publish articles on international, national and regional economic trends as well as topics related to finance, investment and business issues.
  • Each year the Economics faculty supervises and helps interested and qualified students research, prepare and present papers at the annual undergraduate research conference at Ursinus College.
  • Students can join the Economics Club, a student organization that helps promote economic and career interests.
  • They can also benefit from various guest speaker lectures and educational visits to the Federal Reserve, investment banks, various government offices, and businesses in nearby cities like New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the International Honor Society in Economics, confers distinction for high scholarly achievement in Economics. The Alpha Xi Chapter at ESU has proudly inducted close to 300 students into ODE since its inception.
  • The faculties are actively involved in research projects both individually and through the Business. Economics Research Group of ESU (BERG), and enjoy great success in procuring funded research projects from both government and private sources.
  • Students benefit by serving as research assistants and contributors under the guidance of experienced faculty researchers.

Program Curriculum Plan (Subject to change by the university without notice)

The Majors in Economics requires completion of 39 Semester Hours. Complete at least five courses at ESU with rubrics that begin with either MGT or ECON. Attain a QPA of 2.25 or better in all Economics courses taken at ESU. The quantitative requirements should be completed as early as possible.

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