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.
The Economics Program:
Requirements (21 credits):
Econ 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 102 Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 231 Applied Statistics I
Econ 318 Intermediate Microeconomics
Econ 319 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Econ 333 Econometrics
Econ 488 Seminar in Economics
Electives (15 credits: choose any 5 of the following):
Econ 215 Money Credit Banking
Econ 225 Comparative Economic Systems
Econ 226 Area Studies
Econ 235 Mathematical Economics
Econ 246 Economics of Health and Health Care
Econ 305 Economics of Film
Econ 307 Environmental Economics
Econ 310 Economics of Justice
Econ 316 Public Finance
Econ 323 Games and Experiments in Economics
Econ 325 International Economics
Econ 326 Economic Growth and Development
Econ 327 Women and Global Economic Development
Econ 335 Forecasting and Analytics
Econ 345 Labor Economics
Econ 355 Economics of Sex, Drugs, and Religion
Econ 375 Economics of Industrial Organization
Econ 498 Independent Study
Required Related (4 credits):
Math 151 Calculus for Management
Tailor your college curriculum around an area of study with Economics at the core:
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.
"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)
"Economics… is 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)
Economics Department - McComsey Hall
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551
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Going to Grad School?
Economics majors score higher on the business school entrance exam (GMAT):
*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.
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!