Not only does economics provide a necessary analytical complement to other social sciences like history, political science, sociology, and psychology; but it also constitutes the theoretical foundation of business and public administration. In fact, because of its rigorous logical structure, economics provides a rich source of practical applications of mathematical methods, which also should be of potential interest to mathematics, computer science, and science majors who are interested in pursuing a career in business or finance. Students who major in any of the above disciplines are strongly encouraged to consider the possibility of supplementing their studies with a minor in economics, which is likely to both broaden their analytical skills and enhance the job market appeal of their undergraduate degree. As a matter of fact, ambitious students have often embraced the challenge of double majoring in economics and one of those disciplines.


Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberals Arts & Sciences

David Cohen, Dean