Economics Academic Programs

B.A. in Economics 

Undergraduate education in economics focuses on learning to analyze the world in terms of tradeoffs and incentives ñ that is, to ìthink like an economist. This program offers students flexibility in choosing among a wide array of courses. Students have the option to complete a double major and/or minor in other areas such as business, political science, and mathematics.

Students are exposed to economic theories and trends in the context of other disciplines such as history, political science, sociology, and psychology. They are offered courses such as Money and Banking, Urban and Health Economics.

Minor in Economics

Courtney Hulsart
Economics and Political Science (students with less than 90 credits)
Campbell Library, 5th Floor
856-256-4836 | 

Harold Thompson
Economics and Political Science (students with 90+ credits)
Discovery Hall, Office # 314A
856-256-5719 |

CUGS - Certificate of Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Political Science & Economics offers a 12 credit Certificate in Public Policy (CUGS). This certificate will provide students with a fundamental understanding of critical tools for effective policy analysis, including formal program evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and an introduction to policy-relevant statistics. The flexible course of study enables students to take courses centered on specific themes relating to public policy, including health, labor, environmental, and social policies.

The flexibility and broad applicability of the CUGS in Public Policy makes it relevant to all majors who seek to add a policy component to their course of study, providing practical preparation for success in graduate school and/or future careers. The CUGS in Public Policy provides a certification that will be noted on the graduate’s transcript.

Requirements for the CUGS in Public Policy (12 S.H.)

Required course:

EDPA 02410 Public Policy (3 S.H.)

The CUGS in Public Policy also requires 9 S.H. from any 3 of the following courses:

EDPA 02320 Public Administration (3 S.H.)
ECON 04210 Environmental Economics (3 S.H.)*
ECON 04215 Current Economic Problems (3 S.H.)*
ECON 04251 Health Policy (3 S.H.)*
ECON 04307 Economic Development (3 S.H.)*
ECON 04310 Global Economics (3 S.H.)*
ECON 04315 Public Finance (3 S.H.)*
ECON 04345 Labor Economics (3 S.H.)*
ECON 04360 Urban Economics (3 S.H.)*

*Prerequisites: ECON 04101 Intro to Macroeconomics and ECON 04102 Intro to Microeconomics

To be awarded the CUGS in Public Policy, students must complete all courses required for the CUGS in Public Policy with at least a 2.0 average.

CUGS Advisor
Dr. Misty Knight-Finley
Robinson Hall 317