The Department of Economics offers undergraduate programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The economics major is designed to enable students to analyze problems relating to choice, equity, and efficiency from an individual as well as from a social standpoint. Students are prepared to be active, thinking members of society capable of productive and constructive participation. Many issues and policies are examined, ranging from globalization, technological change, and environmental concerns to questions of fiscal and monetary policy, poverty, inflation, and unemployment.
Shippensburg University's economics department faculty members' academic specialties cover nearly all important topics in the field. In addition to both micro and macro theory and policy areas, the faculty have expertise in such diverse topics as healthcare and environmental issues, international trade, and econometrics. The department sponsors an Economics Club for interested students and has a local chapter of the national economic honor society, Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE). The department has successfully competed in the Fed Challenge, a student-team panel competition sponsored annually by the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank.
Students can explore employment options and perhaps gain an edge in the labor market by having an internship. Internship hours will count as free electives.
- Economics, Business Concentration, B.S.
- Economics, Data Science Concentration, B.S.
- Economics, Mathematics Concentration, B.S.
- Economics, Political Science Concentration, B.S.
- Economics, Public Administration Concentration, B.S.
- Economics, Social Science Concentration, B.S.