We believe that a 21st century academic curriculum must move toward an interdisciplinary, team problem-solving approach. Therefore, students may choose from either a traditional economics pathway or an interdisciplinary pathway that requires a minor (or equivalent) in applied mathematics, political science, environmental & natural resources planning, business, energy, international studies, or other related disciplines.
Both pathways share a core of economic classes with the freedom to select 16 economic electives to suit their educational goals. The Interdisciplinary pathway offers the ability to gain a minor in a complementary field so that a student can graduate with both field specific knowledge and the economics foundation necessary to succeed in their career. Those that aim to further pursue the study of pure economics may elect to go down the Traditional pathway and earn 28 units of elective economics credit to complete their Economics major.