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B.A. in Economics

Economics studies the allocation of scarce resources; the way that individuals, groups, governments, and businesses make choices; and the consequences of those choices for people, nations, and society. Any situation requiring choice among competing alternatives can be viewed as an economic problem.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: September
Tuition & Fees: $ 45,590
Location: IrvineCAUnited States

Also addressed in UCI’s Economics curriculum is international trade, money and banking, and economic development of the less developed nations.

Educational opportunity

The economics major is designed for students seeking a broad education applicable to occupations in business, law, and government. The program enables study in microeconomics, public choice, and macroeconomics.

Faculty members in the Department of Economics have research and teaching interests that span a broad range of fields. In addition to strengths in micro theory, macroeconomics, and econometrics (Bayesian and classical), the Department has expertise in many applied fields, including economic history, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, public choice and public finance, transportation economics, and urban economics.

Members of the Department maintain close ties with members of the Department of Political Science, the Department of Statistics, and The Paul Merage School of Business, as well as affiliations with the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Transportation Studies, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, Center for the Study of Democracy, and program in International Studies.

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Courses include

  • Probability and Statistics in Economics
  • Single-Variable Calculus
  • Intermediate Economics
  • Applied Econometrics

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