Center for Applied Economics and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Applied Economics and Entrepreneurship
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Economics provides rigorous training in applied economic analysis. Through the lens of economics, we examine market based applications to community and infrastructure development. All students will be exposed to applications of economic techniques used in public sector, private sector and international business environments. Through the study of standard economic models, students learn to identify, explain and describe the major features and functions of an economy. Successfully completing the major will enable students to analyze, synthesize and evaluate economic, social and business issues. Consistent with the mission of the University, the Economics Program seeks to (1) provide both majors and non-majors high-quality economics courses that will prepare them for admission to graduate programs in Economics and related areas, or entry to professional employment or community entrepreneurship, and (2)enhance students’ knowledge on the structure and operation of the U.S. market-economy in which they will work, and (3) raise the level of awareness and ability of all students to understand the importance of economic issues, including fiscal and monetary policies.
Economics Minor Requirements:
The minor in Economics requires eighteen (18) semester hours of courses in the Economics (ECO) Program.
Major Degree Requirements:
The Economics Program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and is designed to analyze, synthesize and evaluate economic, social and business issues. The curriculum outline maybe reviewed below.
The Entrepreneurship Program prepares students for independent leadership. Individuals seeking to develop entrepreneurial skills should obtain an understanding and appreciation for general business practices and procedures in order to establish an effective knowledge base for:
(1) Leadership opportunities;
(2) Business ownership; and
(3) Employment in high growth industries.
Entrepreneurship Minor Requirements:
The minor in Entrepreneurship requires eighteen (18) semester hours of courses in the Entrepreneurship (ETR) Program.
Major Degree Requirements:
The Entrepreneurship Program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and is designed to produce responsible graduates capable of independent and creative thinking in achieving personal success. Entrepreneurship majors must prepare and present a business plan demonstrating their creative talent, leadership skills, and communication effectiveness. The curriculum outline maybe reviewed below.