Economics

 

Economics is the study of how societies, governments, businesses, households and individuals allocate resources. Most of the world's significant social problems have an economic dimension, making economics a vital part of a comprehensive liberal arts education.

The study of economics can also provide valuable knowledge for making personal decisions, such as choosing financial investments or weighing the benefits and costs of alternative careers. Economics courses are listed under the four-letter rubrics (course prefixes) ECON.