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The student majoring in economics will acquire a set of analytical tools and a way of thinking that will help him or her to better understand and predict the behavior of individuals, groups, and societies. Learning economics does for the undergraduate student what corrective lenses do for the person with impaired eyesight: it brings the world into focus. Things that were invisible become visible, the complex and hard-to-understand become simple and easily understood.

Economics is the study of human behavior as it relates to the condition of scarcity: that is, the condition where resources are limited in relation to human wants. An important part of economics is the study of how individuals, groups, and societies deal with scarcity through markets or exchange-like institutions. Economic theory is sufficiently powerful to explain many varieties of exchange relationships. This is evident in the number of fields in which economic analysis is currently utilized, such as business, history, law, psychology, political science, and sociology.

Economics has always been a highly respected field of study, but in the past three decades its reputation has soared. There are perhaps three major reasons for this change. First, many people have come to realize that economics plays an important role in their everyday lives. Recession, inflation, the exchange value of the dollar, the savings rate, interest rates, taxes, mergers, government expenditures, and economic growth all matter. These economic factors touch lives; they affect dreams. Second, economists have developed better tools and more refined methods of analysis: they have successfully extended their analytical apparatus and the economic way of thinking beyond the traditional confines of the science. Third, the one language that is becoming increasingly more universal is the language of economics. The American business person may not speak Japanese, and the Japanese business person may not speak English, but both of them know the language of supply and demand, profits, production, costs, international trade, and competition. Both of them know the language of economics.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics will be able to:

  • Define, describe, interpret and apply the choice calculus of different economic entities (individuals, firms, groups, government).
  • Describe, explain, and employ the economic way of thinking.
  • Explain and analyze how markets work.
  • Define, describe, and employ the scientific method to answering economic questions.
  • Explain and analyze how the economy works.

Educational and Career Opportunities

The economics major provides the undergraduate student with a solid academic background for graduate study in a wide variety of areas. The most relevant areas include economics, business, and law. Career opportunities include positions in business, banking, journalism, government, law, and teaching. Economists are well-represented in occupations in both the private and public sectors. Students interested in knowing more about educational and career opportunities in economics are invited to speak with economics faculty members.

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College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS)

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (120 jam kredit)

Biaya kuliah
US$15.246,00 (Rp 220.487.652) per tahun
Local Fees: USD $1,970
Batas akhir pendaftaran

15 November 2021

Tanggal mulai

30 Agustus 2021, 24 Januari 2022

Tempat

College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS)

California State University San Marcos,

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road,

SAN MARCOS,

California,

92096, United States

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Students are or will be a high school/secondary school graduate or equivalent, Equivalent of a "B" (3.0) grade point average.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

Are or will be a high school/secondary school graduate or equivalent

Equivalent of a "C+" (2.5) grade point average

Satisfy English Language Proficiency Admission Requirement for admission purposes with ONE of the following:

TOEFL score of 61 iBT with writing score no lower than 19 and no section score below 14

IELTS overall band score of 5.5, writing score no lower than 5.5 and no section score below 5.0

Cambridge English B2 First (FCE), C1 Advanced (CAE), C2 Proficiency (CPE) minimum score of 168. (160 and above eligible for pathway program)

Duolingo score of 95

iTEP score of 3.6

Pearson's Test of English (PTE) score of 50

Global Test of English Communication (GTEC) 1125

Attended a high school where English was the principal language of instruction for 3 years (confirm with our International Admissions Office to see if your school is eligible)

Conditional admission is available through our language program if you do not have a passing IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge English score. The minimum GPA required for conditional admission is 2.0.

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