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Economics Content Tracks

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Economics offers three content tracks:

Public Policy

Focusing on public policy will give students the skills to understand economic, social and political issues, enable them to synthesize information and knowledge, and equip them with tools necessary to formulate new and evaluate existing policies. Being an interdisciplinary study, the focus on public policy enforces critical thinking and elevates ethical sensitivities among students. In addition to graduate studies in public policy, law, economics and business, with public policy education at Bryant, students are often sought for consulting by managers and decision makers in the public as well as private sectors. Career opportunities include working in professions in law, business, government and non-government agencies.

Required courses for this content track are:

  • Choose any four of the following:
    • Money and Banking
    • Sports Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Public Finance
    • Labor Economics
    • Health Care Economics
    • Industrial Organization: Government and Business
    • America and Free Market
    • Economic Growth: Policy and Practice
    • Economics of Social Issues
         
  • Choose any three of the following:
    • Ecology or Human Impact on Land and Life
    • Energy Management Strategies
    • Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving
    • Government and Society in America
    • Markets and the Law or Law and Society
    • Not For Profit Law and Governance
    • Public Relations
    • Contemporary Social Problems or Population and Society or Sociology of Gender, Illness and Health or Social Theory - Take only one from this group, a prerequisite of Principles of Sociology is required for these courses.
    • SAS Programming and Applied Statistics (Students who wish to work for the government could choose to learn SAS. Prerequisite of Statistics II is required)
    • Economics Internship

International Political Economy

International Political Economy at Bryant assists students in better understanding of cultural diversity and variations in economic and political systems among nations. It provides educational opportunity for students to know who are the key players in the global arena and what are the international issues confronting the United States. It teaches students the analytical tools they need to interpret such issues and evaluate international policies. While graduate-level studies in politics, economics and law are options, with global issues studies, students will gain the necessary flexibility to seek carrier opportunities in government, non-government organization (NGOs), international organizations as well as businesses.

Required courses for this content track are:

  • Choose any four of the following:
    • Cultures and Economies in Transition
    • International Trade
    • Economic Development
    • Euro-American Economic History
    • Economic Growth: Policy and Practice
    • Business and Economics of European Union
    • Money and Banking
    • Economics of Social Issues
         
  • Choose any three of the following:
    • Introduction to Global Politics or Introduction of Global Anthropology or the honors versions of these courses- take only one course from this list
    • United States Foreign Policy, Latin American Politics, European Union or Russian and Eastern European Politics - take only one course from this list
    • Politics of Third World Development
    • International Relations
    • Mass Communication in the Global Village
    • International Business Law
    • International Marketing
    • Financial and Economic Issues of Latin America
    • Economics Internship

Industrial Economics and Market Regulation

Industrial Economics and Market Regulation is an interdisciplinary education that helps students to gain knowledge on the framework by which markets operate, the inner and intra-competitiveness among industries in the US; the management-labor relations; and the role of government in the market economy. While graduate studies in Economics, Business, and Law are potentials for career advancements, students with focus in industry as part of their education at Bryant can seek employment opportunities in managerial positions in government and business, trade associations, and consulting and research organizations.

Required courses for this content track are:

  • Choose any four of the following:
    • Money and Banking
    • Sports Economics
    • America and Free Market
    • Industrial Organization: American Industry
    • Industrial Organization: Government & Business
    • Cultures and Economies in Transition
    • Managerial Economics
    • Economics of Health and Medical Care
    • Applied Microeconomics: Case Studies
    • Economics of Social Issues
         
  • Choose any three of the following:
    • The Legal Environment of Business
    • Markets and the Law
    • Law of Financial Institutions
    • International Business Law
    • Entrepreneurship: Creating a New Venture or Organizational Behavior or Operations Management - take only one from this list
    • History of American Technology
    • Economics Internship