Economics

Undergraduate Program in Economics

The economics department is unique in that it offers three undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) awarded by the Tippie College of Business

Starting fall 2009, all three degrees—B.A., B.S. and BBA—have three possible tracks:

  • Business—for students who intend to take positions in the private sector or who ultimately seek an MBA degree after gaining necessary experience
  • Policy—for students who seek a law school degree, a graduate degree in less quantitative areas, or decision-making positions in the public or private sectors
  • Analytical—for students who seek a graduate degree in more quantitative areas or technical/analytical positions in the public or private sectors.

Each student is required to select one of the three tracks upon declaration of the economics major, and the track designation will appear on the transcript. See a one-page schematic and/or details of the new economics major. The program also offers honors course work.