The undergraduate economics programs at Seattle University seek to create persons who are eager and prepared to solve problems and make decisions in the private and public sectors. Our curriculum is designed to equip students with the different types of knowledge and skills necessary for them to achieve this goal, including preparation for graduate study in economics and related fields, such as law, business, and public administration. The course content acquaints students with the economy in which they live and provides them with an understanding of how economics relates to the other social sciences. Our analytical approach of studying society provides the students with the tools of analysis necessary to approach problems and decision-making. Finally, our choice of teaching methods has the goal of promoting the cognitive development of our students. We seek to create ethical persons who think like economists and want to serve society and further social justice.
A graduate of the economics or business economics programs at Seattle University should be able to:
A graduate of the program in economics or business economics at Seattle University should be able to:
Analytical skills, good communication skills, facility with mathematics and statistics, familiarity with other social sciences. Students who want to become professional economists should consider graduate study and taking more than minimum in math (a minor in math is recommended).
Awareness of local and international economic conditions, ability to analyze and evaluate business and government proposals, critical thinking, problem-solving, forecasting, analysis of market competition, and strategic planning skills. Ability to think logically, critically, and creatively.
Economics is an excellent background for graduate studies in areas such as law, business, or public administration.