Summary of Competencies Gained Through the Economics Major
A. Mastery of the Discipline
- Economic Concepts — Mastery of core microeconomic, macroeconomic, field, and pathway concepts.
- Understanding Economic Environments — Understanding the social, political, ecological, and international environments in which economic decisions are made.
- Applying Economics to Real-World Decisions — Using economic models to understand decisions made by firms, NGOs, individuals & governments.
- Critical Evaluation and Context — Using the tools of the discipline to reflect on and critically evaluate positive and normative issues/problems.
B. Mastery of Essential Skills
- Mathematical Competencies — Using mathematics to model, analyze and convey economic information.
- Information Competencies — Ability to fashion a research question, and identify and retrieve appropriate information resources.
- Computer Competencies — Competent use of word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and statistical software.
- Communication Competencies — Ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written modes.
- Teamwork Competencies — Ability to work effectively in groups.
C. Growth and Development of the Whole Person
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- Personal Growth — Ability to extend beyond your comfort zone, accept constructive criticism, reflect, and experience personal and professional growth.
- Independence — Ability to produce quality work on your own.
- Reflection on Civic Engagement — Reflect on your role in the community and how you can engage in the betterment of your community.