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Economics, B.A.

The Study of Economics

Economics is the study of using limited resources to satisfy needs and wants. Microeconomics focuses on separate parts of an economy, such as individual households or businesses, industries or the workforce. It analyzes the causes and results of their buying and selling behaviors. Macroeconomics deals with larger issues affecting an entire economy, such as inflation, unemployment and economic growth. Most upper-level courses, such as International Trade and Finance, apply principles of both micro- and macroeconomics.

Degree Programs in Economics. Susquehanna University has two degree programs in economics. The bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree is a liberal arts degree earned in the university's School of Natural and Social Sciences. Students pursuing a B.A. in economics will choose an emphasis in financial economics, general economics, or global economy and financial markets. The bachelor of science (B.S.) degree is also available. The B.S. option is described in the Sigmund Weis School of Business section

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