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
Writing Workshop
Bryant IDEA: Innovation and Design Experience For All
Economics Major Requirements - Public Policy Track 1
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Capstone Economics Seminar
Public Policy Track of Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Select four of the following:
Money and Banking
Research Methods in Economics
Economics of Social Issues
Sports Economics
America and the Free Market
Industrial Organization: Government and Business
Economics Internship
Applied Microeconomics: Case Studies
Applied Macroeconomics: Case Studies
Applied Econometrics for Business and Policy
Environmental Economics
Public Finance
Labor Economics
Behavioral Economics and Applications
Economics of Health and Medical Care
Economic Growth Policy and Practice
Select two of the following:
Public Relations
Law and Society
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
Human Impact on Land and Life
Energy Management Strategies
Innovation and Global Energy Challenges
Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving
Green Technology for Sustainability
Global Health Challenges
Social Problems Social Solutions 2
Population and Society
Sociology of Gender, Illness, and Health
Social Theory: The Study of Isms and Phobias
Crime and Justice
Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Microeconomic Principles
Macroeconomic Principles
Introduction to Literary Studies
Mathematical Analysis
Statistics I
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, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, 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.

A minimum 122 credit hours required for graduation