Economics studies how our society organizes natural resources, labor, productive assets, and human ingenuity to produce goods and services. It studies the decisions of individuals, governments and business firms, as they attempt to use their scarce resources in the most efficient way.
Clarion's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in Economics provides a variety of business skills. It combines economics courses with other beginning and advanced business courses. The following five program tracks have been designated: monetary economics, quantitative economics, international economics, urban and public affairs, and general economics. Students select the track that is consistent with their interests and personal goals. Students from this program have been successful in graduate school, and in a range of careers immediately after graduation. A number of positions are open to economics graduates. A minor in Economics is also offered, which complements most business majors.
The Economics Department at Clarion has an exceptionally high Ph.D. coverage, and its low student-faculty ratio for majors promotes high-quality instruction and personal attention. Economics is organized within the College of Business Administration, whose elite AACSB accreditation guarantees exceptional preparation in both economics and related subjects. Internships tailored to students' specific requirements can be arranged with banks, businesses, and other institutions. Located in Still Hall, the department has excellent classroom and computer facilities. Within individual courses, students are introduced to simulation and calculation on computers using a variety of software packages and databases, including a number developed specifically for economics classes at Clarion University.
Associated with the Economics Department are the Political Economy Club and the Omega chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in Economics.
In addition to the business economics major listed below, the department offers students a major in economics in the Bachelor of Arts program of the College of Arts and Sciences.
BUSINESS ECONOMICS (B.S.B.A.) – 24 credits
Required: ECON 311, six credits in 300- or 400-level elective courses in economics or other business courses (may include BSAD 241), 15 credits in economics from one of the following tracks:
Required: ECON 211, 212, 310, 311. Six additional credits in 300- or 400-level economics courses selected in consultation with the student's minor advisor.
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