(Economics, Economics Education)
Telephone: (302) 831-2565
Faculty Listing: http://www.lerner.udel.edu/departments/economics/faculty-staff
Economists study how markets work in order to determine what is produced, how it is produced, and how income is distributed. Among the many topics studied in economics are such things as the role and impact of international trade, the impact of monopoly on the economy, and the problems of unemployment and inflation. An understanding of economic principles is critical to success in business and to the design of effective government policy.
The Department of Economics offers a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics Education. In addition, a B.S. degree in Economics and Mathematics is available through the Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. A minor in Economics is also available.
The minor in Economics provides students in other degree programs an opportunity to study the basic concepts and methodology in Economics and to gain formal recognition for their efforts.
Honors degree options are available for all programs. Optional concentrations in Applied Economics and in Economic Theory and Econometrics are available to students in the B.S. in Economics degree. Students may also declare interdepartmental majors. Requirements for all programs are listed below.
Application for Major
Any University student who is not an Economics major but wishes to become one must apply for admission into the major. Applications may be submitted online through the student’s UDSIS account. The principal criteria for acceptance are academic achievement, particularly in Economics courses, and potential for academic success in Economics.
Students seeking admission to the B.A. Economics or the B.A. Economics Education degree programs must complete at least 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware, complete ECON 101 , ECON 103 , ECON 300 or ECON 301 , and the mathematics requirement (MATH 114 , MATH 115 , MATH 117 , MATH 221 or MATH 241 ) with a grade of C- or better and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 prior to submitting an application. Students also need to complete at least one Economics class with a grade of C- or better taken at the University of Delaware (not transferred in).
Students seeking admission to the B.S. Economics degree program must complete at least 28 credit hours at the University of Delaware, complete ECON 101 , ECON 103 , ECON 301 , and the mathematics requirement MATH 221 or MATH 241 with a grade of C- or better, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0 prior to submitting an application. Students also need to complete at least one Economics class with a grade of C- or better taken at the University of Delaware (not transferred in).