Economics

703 Pray-Harrold

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

734.487.3395

[email protected]

Undergraduate Economics Programs

The Department of Economics at EMU offers majors and minors in economics with diversified areas of specialization. A major in Economics (BA), Quantitative Economics (BS-STEM) are housed in the department while Actuarial Science and Economics (BS) is offered in in collaboration with the Mathematics Department. The department also supports the Business Administration in Economics (BBA) and International Business in Economics in collaboration with College of Business. The department also participates in other University programs such as language and international trade, a minor in Urban Studies, and the Women's Studies program.

Undergraduate Programs Offered in the Department

  • Bachelor of Arts in EconomicsExpand dropdown

    Economics major prepares students to career paths in public and private sectors by providing critical thinking abilities coupled with economic theory. Students completing the BA in Economics can find jobs as analysts, economic forecaster, banker, financial advisor etc. The economics major requires 30 credit hours of economics courses which include five required courses. These courses include principles and intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, business statistics or econometrics. For more information, please check out the catalog description below:

    BA in Economics - Catalog 

  • Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics (STEM)Expand dropdown

    Quantitative Economics major prepares students to career paths in public and private sectors by providing quantitative. skills and data analysis. Students completing the BS in Quantitative Economics can find jobs as mainly as data analysts and economic forecasters in a highly quantitative positions. The quantitative economics major requires 30 credit hours of economics courses plus calculus for a total of 34 credit hours. The students are required to complete principles and intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, business statistics and econometrics along with two restricted electives in the area of quantitative analysis. For more information, please see the brochure or the catalog description below: 

  • Economics MinorExpand dropdown

    Economics minor complements students major by providing the economic theory and critical thinking. Students completing the economic minor can find jobs easily by complementing their major. Students currently minor in economics have a major in business, finance, accounting, mathematics, statistics, political science, sociology, history, The economics minor requires 20 credit hours of economics courses. The students are required to complete principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and five electives courses in economics. For more information, please see the brochure or the catalog description below:

    Economics minor

Undergraduate Programs Offered in Collaboration with Other Departments

Honors Program in Economics

The department participates in the University Honors College Program by regularly offering special honors sections of Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON201) and Principles of Microeconomics (ECON202). Less frequently we try to offer an honors section of one of our upper level classes. All faculty members are available to work with honors students on honors contracts for individual classes and on honors theses for students in one of our programs who are graduating with honors.

Cooperative Education

Students in the department's various programs have the possibility of combining work and academic credit through the cooperative education program. Economics majors may use cooperative education credits in fulfilling their general education requirements.

Cooperative Education placements involve working for pay at a job related to your academic program. These placements are arranged through the Cooperative Education Office in the University Advising and Career Development Center located on the second floor of McKenny Hall. The phone number for career services is 734.487.0400. The academic credit portion of the Cooperative Education experience is supervised by a faculty member in the department. For economics majors that is Dr. Mehmet Yaya.

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