What You’ll Learn

Economics isn't just about money. It's strategy, trading and predicting human behavior. It's a great career choice for a curious mind.

And the pay isn't bad either.

What will I study as an economics major?

As an economics major at JCSU, you’ll have the opportunity to study how the U.S. financial system works. Topics such as buying and selling, interest, taxes and international finance will be a significant part of your education.

You’ll also study the theory behind supply and demand, as well as how developing countries like those in Africa are trying to improve their economies and currency value.

Because we teach our economics students to look for creative answers to economic issues, our students are able to adjust quickly to the rapid changes of today’s stock and job market.

Popular classes in the economics program



ECO 438 Environmental Economics Study how economics plays a significant role in understanding pollution, congestion, conservation and other environmental problems.
ECO 431 Industrial Organization and Regulation of Business Discuss the problems that are created by public policies that try to control and regulate business.
ECO 332 Urban and Regional Economics Analyze the economics related to development in urban areas and across specific regions.
ECO 432 Economic Development Evaluate the economics of underdeveloped countries, especially African nations.

Where will I study economics?

Our economics students have access to the latest technology in our smart classrooms. The business administration and economics faculty regularly use plasma TVs and state-of-the-art computers in their lectures.

Instead of just reading traditional textbooks, you’ll learn from current economies and stock markets with online resources like YouTube. Through interactive websites, you’ll better understand the value of a dollar and how the stock market reacts to major disasters, national spending and government legislation.

What will I learn outside the economics program?

JCSU is a private liberal arts university. What this means to you is that your education will broadly cover all areas of study. The diversity of your classes will help you look at “the big picture” in any career you choose.

  • Classes in computer science and communication arts will give you a definite advantage in the job market and workplace.
  • Taking several English and foreign language classes will help you interact with a global community that is getting smaller each day.
  • By taking math and science classes, you’ll have a better understanding of the world around you.
  • Health and physical education courses give you the knowledge to cope with everyday stress and lead a better, longer life.

Having a college education will give you the tools to succeed in life. Having a liberal arts education will give you the opportunity to take your success further.

The information on this page is maintained by the Business Administration and Economics Department. For more information or questions, please call 704.378.1002.