Bachelor of Arts in Economics Major – Public Policy Track
Applied Economics Major and Economics Major Objectives
Students in the Applied Economics or Economics major will:
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills in an economic context.
- Analyze the economic role of markets and government.
- Understand and debate social, political and current economic issues.
- Analyze global and international economic issues.
- Conduct quantitative economic data analysis and research (B.S.A.E. only).
Public Policy Track of B.A. in Economics Description
Focusing on public policy will give students the skills to understand economic, social and political issues, enable them to synthesize information and knowledge, and equip them with tools necessary to formulate new and evaluate existing policies. Being an interdisciplinary study, the focus on public policy develops critical thinking and elevates ethical sensitivities among students. In addition to graduate studies in public policy, law, economics and business, with public policy education at Bryant, students are often sought for consultation by managers and decision makers in the public as well as private sectors. Career opportunities include working in professions in law, business, government and non-government agencies.
|First-Year Gateway Experience|
|Global Foundations of Character and Leadership|
|Global Foundations of Organizations and Business|
|Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience For All|
|Upper-Level Gateway Requirement|
|Economics Major Requirements - Public Policy Track 1|
|Research Methods in Economics|
|Capstone Economics Seminar|
|Public Policy Track of Bachelor of Arts in Economics|
Select four of the following:
|Money and Banking|
|Economics of Social Issues|
|America and the Free Market|
|Industrial Organization: Government and Business|
|Applied Microeconomics: Case Studies|
|Applied Macroeconomics: Case Studies|
|Applied Econometrics for Business and Policy|
|Economics of Health and Medical Care|
|Economic Growth Policy and Practice|
Select two of the following:
or COM 362
|Advanced Public Speaking|
|Law and Society|
or LGLS 411
|Markets and the Law: The Uniform Commercial Code|
|Not for Profit Law and Governance|
|SAS Programming and Applied Statistics (Optional) 3|
|Government and Society in America|
or SCI 371
|Human Impact on Land and Life|
|Energy Management Strategies|
|Innovation and Global Energy Challenges|
or SCI 455
|Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving|
or SCI 465
|Green Technology for Sustainability|
or SCI 466
|Global Health Challenges|
|Social Problems Social Solutions 2|
or SOC 451
|Population and Society|
or SOC 352
|Sociology of Gender, Illness, and Health|
or SOC 454
|Social Theory: The Study of Isms and Phobias|
|Crime and Justice|
|Liberal Arts Core Requirements|
|Introduction to Literary Studies|
Two Humanities Survey Courses
|Liberal Arts Distributions - Modes of Thought 4|
Two Social Science Modes of Thought
One Historical Mode of Thought (Upper Division)
One Literary Mode of Thought (Upper Division)
Two Scientific Modes of Thought 5
|Business Minor Requirement|
|Selection is made from a variety of business minors (Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Marketing Analytics, and Sales).|
|Subject to programmatic constraints, students may elect to take additional business courses beyond the required minor, not to exceed a combined total of 30 credit hours in the College of Business.|
Tracks: Within the Economics Major, choose one of three tracks
Take one from this list requires SOC 251 as prerequisite.
Students who wish for the government could choose to learn SAS - prerequisite is MATH 350.
Modes of Thought requirements can be met by appropriate courses in the major.
Include one Lab Science. One science must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.
A minimum 122 credit hours required for graduation