Indiana State University. Department of Economics | Cunningham Memorial Library Special Collections
The Department of Economics offers the opportunity for concentrated study of traditional economic theory as well as specific economic and social issues, including: health care, the environment, labor relations, government regulation and finance, economic systems, economic development, and international trade and finance. The curriculum developed by the Department of Economics is based on the premise that economics students, regardless of their professional goals, should be well informed about the basic principles of all areas of economic inquiry. The study of economics has always required a basic understanding of mathematics and statistics as well as the institutional arrangements of society. More recently, as economic analysis has come to play a central role in public policy debates, the interactions between economic theory and the physical and social/cultural sciences have become even more important. For these reasons, whether students plan to teach, enter the world of business or government, or pursue graduate study in business, economics, medicine, or law, the same core curriculum is required. However, students may work with their advisors to create a customized program that meets their individual needs.
In support of the liberal arts and sciences mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and Indiana State University, the Department of Economics participates in the Foundational Studies Program, the Honors Program, the International Studies Program, the Women’s Studies Program, and the International Business Concentration.