Department of Economics
Welcome to the Department of Economics!
The study of economics provides a strong foundation for careers or graduate study in business, government, law, teaching, and research. Working closely with faculty in small classes, economics students at Stetson University explore the timely issues of today's global economy. Core courses build a strong foundation in both economic theory and analytical skills. Elective courses in areas such as international trade, environmental economics and development economics offer additional insights into cross cutting issues such as global warming, the opportunities and risks of globalization and the developing economies of the future.
Our department also maintains a unique focus on social justice, poverty and inequality and cross-cultural examination of social systems, which allows us to make policy recommendations to help people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The expertise of our faculty has led us to create significant service-learning and social-justice programs such as the Center for Holistic Microcredit and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance to Needy Families to empower local communities. Economics offers many tools that can be applied locally, regionally and globally to the challenges of the modern world. We hope you will join us in exploring and applying these tools to your particular areas of interest.
If you are considering declaring economics as your major, please take time to read the following articles:
- Chronicle: Economics Is the 'Just Right' Liberal-Arts Major by David Colander
- Wall Street Journal: The Hot Major For Undergrads Is Economics
Dr. Alan Green,
Professor and Department Chair of Economics