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Chairperson: Associate Professor Daniel Lomba

Professor: Michael Jones

Assistant Professor: Quoc Tran

Department Telephone Number: 508.531.1716
Location: Hunt Hall, Room 113

Degree Program

  • BS in Economics

Undergraduate Minor

  • Economics

Click on Academic Programs  for program information and requirements.

The major in economics is a comprehensive program which enables students to become familiar with many aspects of the economy and provides them with training in economic analysis and problem-solving techniques. A strong background in economic theory will prepare students for entry into fields such as banking, finance, business, politics and real estate.

The minor in economics offers a basic program which enables students to become familiar with some aspects of the economy and provides them with training in economic analysis and problem-solving techniques.

What is economics?

Economics is the study of the behavior of individuals, firms and the economy as a whole.

Centers associated with Economics Department:

Center for Economic Education
Canadian Studies Program
Project for Economic Data and Research (PEDR)

What can I do with an economics major?

Private sector opportunities include banking, finance, insurance and consulting.
Public sector opportunities include any number of government agencies, such as the IRS or the Federal Reserve.
Other opportunities include graduate studies in economics (M.A., Ph.D.), law school and business school.

Double Major with Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education or Special Education

Students may choose a double major in economics and elementary education, early childhood education or special education for licensure purposes. Please contact the Department of Economics and the appropriate education department for further information. The Center for Economic Education, located within the Department of Economics, provides resources and support for preservice teachers.

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