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Understanding the American and global economies has become a necessity in many areas of life.  This major offers a comprehensive array of courses to provide that knowledge, and to expose students to different analytical approaches and research methods used in economics, and their applications to real world problems.  The senior economics internship and research course unites critical thinking with the application of economic analysis and data management in a career-oriented research project.  The economics major provides a rigorous and practical liberal arts background for a wide range of academic, professional, public policy, and business careers.