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Grand Valley's L. William Seidman College of Business.

Economics, B.A., B.S.

Economics is more than a business field. Students will study human behavior to explain and predict how people and organizations interact and why they do what they do. That might involve how managers can increase their profits. It's also about how to feed the hungry; what to do about deforestation in Brazil; and whether minimum wages really help the poor. Economics also looks at societal issues like distribution of wealth and income, health care, education, crime, poverty, pollution, and drugs.


14%
Michigan Job Growth

Economics opportunities are projected to grow 14% in Michigan by 2025.

6%
National Job Growth

Economics opportunities are projected to grow 6% in the U.S. by 2025.

Small Class Sizes

Small class sizes provide more opportunities for students to interact with faculty.


Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The economics program offers you flexibility to choose between a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.

The department offers an "Honors" designation if you achieve a minimum 3.2 G.P.A. both overall and in your economics courses. This designation provides you the opportunity to engage in high profile projects and policy courses.

There is secondary admission to this program.

Why Study Economics at Grand Valley?


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