At Dickinson, economics majors learn to think creatively and deeply about some of the most important economic concerns facing the world today. There are two majors supported by the Department of Economics: economics and quantitative economics.
The 11-course economics major explores economics from a variety of traditional and nontraditional theoretical perspectives to issues of economic efficiency, economic growth, social justice, power, individual freedom, discrimination, cultural values and environmental destruction. This unique approach provides students with the critical and analytical skills needed for careers in business, government, law and public service. By contrast, the 13-course quantitative economics major allows students to graduate with a STEM degree by focusing attention on econometric and mathematical modeling of economic issues. Seven required courses in the two majors are common and students have the option to choose which economics major they wish to pursue.
To get an idea of the ways people use economics for solving very human problems and the need to include a diverse set of voices in the discipline, please see the short video "A Career in Economics ... It's Much More Than You Think," produced by the American Economic Association (AEA), available at the AEA website and on Vimeo.
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