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Student Learning Outcomes

The expected Student Learning Outcomes for students completing a major in Economics are:

  1. Economics majors will be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of Microeconomic Theory, including consumer demand, profit maximization, and competitive and non-competitive market structures.
  2. Economics majors will be able to demonstrate the fundamentals of Macroeconomic Theory, including macroeconomic indicators, fiscal policy, and monetary policy.
  3. Economics students will be able to program and estimate regression equations using sophisticated software such as Stata/R/Python, test the validity of economic theories using data, download and manipulate large public datasets such as from the Current Population Survey, National Longitudinal Survey or Survey of Consumer Finances, and write well-structured empirical papers.
  4. Economics majors will be able to form and articulate well-reasoned economic arguments in writing.
  5. Economics majors will be able to orally articulate and persuasively present well-reasoned economic arguments.