Why Study Economics at Westminster?
- Economics is an integral part of our every day lives and can apply to the analysis of politics, crime, the environment, taxes, health safety, engineering, insurance, finance, labor, product quality, and international trade, just to name a few fields.
- With small class sizes, an open door policy by professors, and a comprehensive tutoring program that makes someone available at all times to explain difficult concepts, Westminster offers a supportive environment where you can discuss applications thoroughly with professors and peers and reach your full potential.
- Through economics, you will learn to understand problems and how to resolve them and be exposed to a wide range of topics ranging from sound business decisions to social and political issues because almost everything in life has something to do with economics.
The Economics Program at Westminster provides a thorough grounding in the basic tools of economic analysis and intensive practice in applying these tools to the analysis of significant aspects of the American economy in an international context. Courses in the economics major contribute to an understanding of how economic decisions affect the world and to providing a basis for making informed judgments on public policy. The program is one of the majors offered through the John E. Simon Department of Accounting, Business Administration, Economics and Management Information Systems. Students must have sophomore standing or be in their third semester as full-time Westminster students to enroll. Basic courses are designed for non-majors as well as majors.
Introductory economics students conduct research projects such as trying to find a possible correlation between college enrollment rates and college accessibility and affordability and present their findings to the College community.
Introductory economics students conducted a study of college enrollment rates and accessibility and affordability factors to see if there was any correlation between high enrollment rate and favorable education subsidies.
- Most advantageous careers are within the business world.
- Positions available in fields of law, labor relations, politics, and public policy.
- Employment opportunities in international, federal, state, and local government agencies.
- Ideal major for those seeking a master’s degree or PhD in economics Business Week says economics and finance are top undergraduate majors for MBA graduates who will earn $100,000 or more in their first year of work.
- Job recruiters, graduate schools, and law schools look highly on economics major because it demands clear and rigorous thinking and a logical ordered approach to solving problems.
“I have truly enjoyed all my economics classes. They were very meaningful and I have learned far more than I can imagine. I was able to design my own major on sustainable development. Senior thesis has also been a great learning experience, and I’ve enjoyed the flexibility to do research on a topic that I am greatly interested in.”---Shauna Aminath
For more information, contact Dr. Rabi Bhandari (573-592-5204).