BA in Economics
Studying Economics teaches students how to analyze and make decisions in a broad range of subject areas including business, governmental policy, international trade, banking and finance. Upon graduation, many students choose careers in these areas or use their knowledge to pursue graduate education in Economics, business administration, public administration, or law. The undergraduate degree program in Economics at Cal State East Bay is designed to equip students with the reasoning skills and problem solving techniques needed to understand a diverse set of issues such as the way individuals and firms make decisions, how businesses and countries interact, and how macroeconomic policies affect economic growth.
Economics students at Cal State East Bay study a core of economic theory and quantitative methods and learn how to use the economic way of thinking to better understand the economic events taking place on the global stage. The program gives students the flexibility to choose among a variety of upper-division electives to tailor the program to their personal and career interests. Computer skills are enhanced by using powerful statistical and mathematical software in the relevant classes. A capstone Senior Research course gives students the opportunity to use the economic knowledge they have acquired to conduct research on a subject they are interested in while helping them develop written and oral communication skills.
Cal State East Bay Economics faculty members have received numerous awards recognizing their teaching excellence and their dedication to students and have published in top economic journals. Students benefit from their expertise and appreciate the rich and diverse intellectual environment they sustain as well as great teacher-student interaction. Weekly seminars by respected economists from the Bay Area and from around the world provide exposure to their latest research. Students at Cal State East Bay benefit from interacting with an internationally and culturally diverse body of students. The campus is located in one of the most dynamic technological and scientific regions of the world economy which provides exciting job market opportunities. For those who wish to continue their studies of Economics and further enhance their career opportunities, the department offers a Master degree in Economics.
- General Degree (no option)
- Option in Accounting
- Option in Statistical Economics
- Option in Social Science Economics
In addition to the Major in Economics, students can study Economics with
- An Option in the Business Major
- An Economics Minor (particularly appealing to Business and Engineering students).