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.
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?
- Economics stresses well-developed analytical skills, as well as
excellent written and verbal communication skills, which are
desirable to employers.
- Faculty members work closely with students as they form career
goals and select courses to help achieve those goals.
- Networking opportunities include Omicron Delta Epsilon (the
economics honor society), economics club, real estate groups,
professional development series, and student organizations.
- Internships are available and apply classroom learning to
authentic work experiences.
- Campus is located in the heart of an exciting business environment
in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.