Information for Prospective Students

Economics is a social science and as such an important component of the liberal arts curriculum. Its intellectual roots run very deep, but it simultaneously provides a useful practical background for students interested in careers in public policy, business, and finance. 

The following pages are targeted toward incoming undergraduate students as well as freshmen contemplating enrollment in economics classes. They provide information about economics as a social science discipline; advanced placement waivers; research opportunities; and job opportunities for economics and mathematical economics majors.

What is Economics?

An overview of what economics is all about.


Advanced Placement Waivers

Minimum scores required to receive waivers from Economics courses.


Research Opportunities

Opportunities for economics majors.


Job Opportunities

Opportunities that await graduating economics majors.