B.S. Program At A Glance
Economics is a discipline that examines the functioning of markets, the determination of prices and distribution of income, and the determination of the overall level of income and rates of unemployment and inflation. In addition, Economics deals with various social problems. As a discipline the social sciences economics analyzes how a society makes resource allocation choices through the production and distribution of goods and services.
The appeal of economics lies in its application of theory and quantitative techniques to contemporary problems. Indeed, many students conclude that it would be difficult to be informed citizens without having at least a basic understanding of economics. Economics differs from the study of business in that its scope is broader and more analytical, encompassing the firm, labor and capital markets, consumer choice, and government economic policy.
Economics is currently enjoying a surge in popularity nationwide as a choice of major among college students. With today's rapidly changing workplace, most people will change jobs several times during their careers. At Leighton University, the major in Economics is designed to provide students with a liberal education with special emphasis on the economic aspects of society; on familiarization with techniques for the analysis of contemporary economic problems; and on developing the ability to think critically, to conceptualize and to possess the communication and computer skills to evaluate private and public policy issues. The goal of the major is to provide students with a rational basis for understanding and evaluating the operation of American and other economies and to assist them in the formation of intelligent, informed, and critical judgments on relevant issues of public and private concern.
The Bachelor's of Science in Economics requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Up to 70 credit hours transferred from a community college may be credited toward the Bachelor's of Science in Economics Up to 90 credit hours may be transferred from a four-year college and applied toward the Bachelor's of Science in Economics