Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Department of Economics

Location: Candelaria 1281

Email: HSS@unco.edu

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/economics/

Faculty: David R. Aske, Ph.D.; Rhonda R. Corman, M.A.; Mark Eiswerth, Ph.D.; Christopher McMahan, Ph.D.; Junpyo Park, Ph.D.; Dawit Senbet, Ph.D.

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Program Overview

Because it studies human behavior, economics is a social science. It is a quantitative, policy-related discipline. Economists seek to understand how economic agents (individuals, firms, and society) use scarce resources to satisfy their goals, on the one hand, and the consequences of those decisions, on the other hand.

The Department of Economics at the University of Northern Colorado offers a general Bachelor of Arts in Economics and the following Bachelor of Arts degrees with emphasis in a given area:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Emphasis in Business Economics (for students who intend to either seek an MBA or work for business enterprises upon graduation).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Emphasis in Environmental Economics (for students who intend to seek graduate degrees in environmental economics or work on environmental issues in government or the private sector).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Emphasis in International Economics (for students intending to seek advance degrees in international affairs or work with international organizations).
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Emphasis in Public Policy (for students who wish to go to law school or work with public policy think-tanks, community organizations, or government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels).

The Department also offers a minor in economics for students who intend to pursue careers or further education in fields that require a strong background in economics.