Economics: A diverse, specialized discipline with real-world connections
BU's Department of Economics offers students three tracks — business economics, economics and political economics — to master basic principles of economics, develop analytical skills and interpret economic phenomena.
The diverse curriculum is taught by nine full-time faculty members holding doctorate degrees from various prestigious institutions and each bringing a rich background of economics into the classroom. Professors, who are active in various research areas, are committed to providing individual attention to students and preparing them for careers in banking, government agencies and financing.
As an economics major, you can study ...
- Business economics ... to pursue a career in business along with gaining an in-depth knowledge of the discipline of economics.
- Economics ... to pursue a career in economics, as well as get prepared for further study and research in graduate school.
- Political economics ... to pursue a career in political, political science or law.
In addition, students have access to an active Omicron Delta Epsilon chapter of the International Economic Honor Society that regularly participates in campus activities and field trips related to current classroom topics.
Take your major abroad
One of the engaging co-curricular programs offered by the Department of Economics is the joint-degree program with The Finance Academy of Moscow, Russia. In this program, students can study abroad for a semester or for a full year. If a student spends a year at The Finance Academy, they earn a degree both from Bloomsburg University and The Finance Academy. All the courses are taught in English, but learning Russian is encouraged.