Majors And Minors

Economics Program & The Student

The flexible nature of Economics, and the fact that it overlaps with diverse areas such as Business, Law, Politics, Health Care, and the Environment, makes Economics a dynamic and marketable area of study. Today's educators, government officials, and business leaders are aware of the crucial role economics plays in building of a more productive and equitable world. Economists are at the center of power all over the world. Within the last few decades, the economist has become a central figure helping corporations reach their goals. The economist can be found advising governments on urban problems, unemployment, inflation, and financial markets. Recently, economics has been introduced into the k-12 curricula creating a higher demand for economics graduates who wish to teach at all levels.

The Department of Economics at Millersville University is a growing department, able to offer students a range of programs to fit their needs, prepare them to pursue further studies, or to enter a variety of careers.  Millersville economics students receive personalized instruction in the classroom, individualized counsel outside of class, opportunities for hands-on experience, and counsel in career pursuits.

Program Options:

General Economics  37 credits. Many students in this option have multiple minors or double major. Less quantitative and less technical option. Flexible option that can be tailored to your interests. 
Financial Economics 49 credits.  Most popular option.  Mix of economics with business finance.  Ideal for students who have taken business classes.  Great for majors seeking employment in financial markets, banking, insurance, investments, corporate finance.
Political Economics 45 credits.  Focus on public policy. Great preparation for law school or double major with government, sociology, communications.  Caters to students with interests in social and political affairs
Quantitative Economics 41 credits.  Option for students planning for graduate school in economics.  Advanced math classes makes this a great option for math majors or minors.

 Tailor your college curriculum around an area of study with Economics at the core:   

 •Environmental and natural resource issues
•International trade and economic development
•Politics and law
•Community growth, development and planning
•Human resources and labor relations
•Corporate finance and management
•Social and cultural development

    Patricia Grieggs of Millersville University is the 2007-2008 Frank W. Taussig Award winner

    Mary Ellen Benedict, Vice President of Competitions for Omicron Delta Epsilon, has announced that the winner of the Frank W. Taussig Article Award for 2007-2008 is Patricia Grieggs of Millersville University. Patricia's Submission, "Variations in Individual Decision Making: Children, Adults, and Economic Theory," is eligible for publication in The American Economist.

    The Frank W. Taussig Article Award is a competitive award bestowed upon the undergraduate or recent graduate in economics submitting the best article in any year.  The award consists of a cash prize of $1000 and publication in The American Economist. In addition, the chapter submitting the winning entry receives $200.  ODE has 578 chapters worldwide.  Patricia's faculty advisor was Dr. Ron Baker.

  • Leading Major

    "The growing quest for economic talent is largely a response to market forces.  Economics  is the leading major at many top schools, including Harvard, where 15% of undergraduates major in the subject." 


    ("Economists Gain Star Power," Wall Street Journal. 2/22/2005)



    "Economicsis the top major at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, and the Universities of Pennsylvania and Chicago; second at Brown, Yale, and the University of California at Berkeley.” 


    ("Economics, Once a Perplexing Subject, Is Enjoying a Bull Run at Universities," Wall Street Journal. 11/30/1998)

  • Contact Info

    Postal Address:

    Economics Department - McComsey Hall
    Millersville University
    P.O. Box 1002
    Millersville, PA 17551

    Telephone: 717-871-7169
    Fax: 717-871-7934

    Program Information at a Glance

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  • Going to Grad School?

    Economics majors score higher on the business school entrance exam (GMAT):


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    *GMAT scores from 2008-2009.  Source: The Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test,  Graduate Management Admission Council, 2009

  • Going to Law School?

    Economics majors score higher on the law school entrance exam (LSAT):

    Major LSAT score*
    T1 Economics 157.4
    T1 Philosophy 157.4
    3 Engineering 156.2
    4 History 155.9
    5 English 154.7
    6 Finance 153.4
    7 Political Science 153.0

    * Source:  Michael Nieswiadomy, "LSAT Scores of Economics Majors: The 2007-08 Class Update," Journal of Economic Education, June 2009.

  • The Challenge

    If you want to learn more about the economics of international trade, health care, the environment, national security, and crime, ...if you want to learn more about product markets, financial markets, and labor markets, ...if you are serious about accepting the challenge to help solve the world's problems of inequality, poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, and climate change, ...then we encourage you to consider the major that moves the WORLD!