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Economics is the study of how and to what extent a society uses its scarce resources. Students of economics study the production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services. These studies attempt to clarify how the use of natural, technological, and financial resources affects the lives of human beings. Students of economics examine the way people behave on the macro and micro level. The study of economics draws upon history, philosophy, and mathematics to deal with subjects ranging from how an individual household or business can make sound decisions, to societal issues such as unemployment, inflation, and environmental decay.
A degree in economics is good preparation for either a career or further education through graduate school. There are many different emphases within the Department of Economics at BYU-Idaho, including the graduate education emphasis, applied economics emphasis, pre-law emphasis, public policy analysis emphasis, teaching emphasis, and business emphasis.
Students of economics often value intellectual growth. They are curious and have an express interest in economic and fiscal trends. Economics students usually enjoy research and like to feel a sense of achievement.
College of Business & Communication Academic Discovery Center
Location: Smith 227