Economics: An inside look at the program
BU's Department of Economics offers a systematic study of the economic activities of government, business and consumers. The core of the curriculum enables the students:
- to master basic principles of economics,
- to develop analytical skills,
- and to interpret economic phenomena.
To accommodate the diversity of interests at the undergraduate level, the department has three tracks open to economics majors that lead to a bachelor's degree.
A program with meaning
The Economics Department in the College of Liberal Arts adheres to the mission of Bloomsburg University — a co-educational institution, serving students of diverse backgrounds from Pennsylvania, its surrounding states, and foreign countries.
To its community and region, the university is an artistic and educational resource that serves a broad range of community needs in education, health care, business-related services, library resources, and cultural activities. It offers primarily undergraduate programs as well as graduate programs in selected areas of strength.
There is an emphasis on a strong liberal arts preparation. The university is committed to social equity, cultural diversity and international orientation in order to provide equal opportunity and quality education with a special focus on global inter-relations to all persons.
Specifically, the economics department has the following missions:
- Educate economics majors
- Educate economics minors
- Service to other departments within the College of Liberal Arts and to other colleges within the university
- Broaden the international orientation of the economics programs within the department
- Service to the community