This particular major provides training in the essential areas of economics but allows a liberal selection of elective credits for those students wishing to earn a dual major. It has been very popular with finance and accounting majors as a dual major because of the added theoretical and analytical dimension that advanced studies in economics can contribute to finance and accounting majors. Economics provides excellent preparation for students interested in advanced studies in accounting or finance. In addition, because this major provides a strong grounding in economic theory, it helps open career opportunities that involve policy analysis. This major also has advantages for students in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with an opportunity to learn about policy analysis tools. Whether the students are directly interested in policy or simply interested in the impact of policy within their chosen primary major, economics introduces a robust and empirically verified paradigm for explaining the behavior of social systems and their interaction with cultural, biological, and physical resources.
The economics major features a flexible course schedule, making it a great option for students wishing to earn a dual major. Economics is a popular dual major for finance and accounting majors because of the added theoretical and analytical dimension that advanced studies in economics contributes.
The oldest business school west of the Mississippi, USU’s Huntsman School of Business has been offering degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.
Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
An emphasis is not required.