Why choose the Economics program at the undergraduate level?
What careers have Economic students pursued?
|Economic Development||Budget Analyst|
|Urban Planning||Equity Analyst|
Who hires our Economics graduates?
There are many companies, in Northwest Florida and outside of the local area, that have hired our Economics graduates. Here is a sample list of employers:
|Florida Department of Labor||US Veterans Administration|
|The Lamar Corporation||Shell Oil Company|
What will you learn in the program?
Economics majors develop technical and analytical skills needed for policy oriented decisions in local and global markets, often based on analysis of fundamental resource allocations issues. Economists work in a broad range of areas including business strategy (should we expand into a new market?), societal policies (what is the best way to fight environmental pollution?), and global issues (what rules should govern trade among nations? or how is trade affected by elimination of tariffs and quotas?). Students actively participate in small projects, such as data analysis and forecasting, intended to provide them with hands-on experience in managerial decision making. View the Academic Learning Compact (PDF) to see the Student Learning Outcomes for the Economics undergraduate degree program organized under five domains: Content, Critical Thinking, Communication, Integrity / Values, and Project Management.
What are the program requirements?
In addition to the general University requirements, students seeking either a B.A. or a B.S.B.A. in Economics must all meet the requirements for the respective degree programs in the UWF Course Catalog, listed here and here.
Whom should I contact for more information?
For additional information about the Economics degree program, or would like to schedule an appointment to speak to an advisor in the Department of Marketing and Economics, please feel free to contact us by email, or by phone (850.474.2652). Please visit either the B.A. in Economics web page or the B.S.B.A. in Economics web page to view the current degree plan.