Economics is a method of analyzing human behavior in environments subject to scarcity. As such, it provides insight into a wide range of social problems and issues, including unemployment, inflation, poverty, discrimination, international trade, the environment, and the role of government in society.
The Department of Economics offers a contemporary curriculum in economics within the framework of the liberal arts. With an emphasis on writing, speaking, computing, quantitative methods, and other research skills, graduates of our program are equipped with a general education to lead productive lives in the twenty-first century. The College’s proximity to Washington, D.C. and a supportive local business community create stimulating internship opportunities. Students with superior academic records who complete an original research projects are eligible for honors.