EconomicsBachelor of Arts

"I loved the courses within my major," says Vanessa Lopez ‘17, an accounts receivable analyst at Lockheed Martin. "My favorite course was my econometrics course. It was very challenging, but it made me realize my love for statistics and math."

Study how human behavior impacts the economy

The ultimate goal of economics is to improve the quality of life for all, but the ultimate reality of economics is that the resources to do that are limited. Choices and trade-offs are, therefore, a given. Where do we direct those limited resources? What are we willing to give up in order to make something else happen? It’s a complicated balance, and it’s the job of an economist to guide informed decision making. Because of the magnitude of this work, salaries for economics graduates are among the highest of any discipline.

The University of New Haven’s B.A. in Economics provides a balanced curriculum of liberal arts, business, and industry management, alongside history and politics. This gives you the big-picture viewpoint and detailed knowledge you need to make decisions for the greater good, and to assist others in doing the same.

You will pick one of these concentrations:
  • General Economics: Provides a broad view of economic principles.
  • Behavioral Economics: Focuses on game theory, behavior, and decision making under uncertainty.
You'll Also:
  • Choose a complementary minor, such as business, communications, or international studies.
  • Work closely with the New Haven Economic Laboratory.
  • Publish work and analysis as well as collaborate on publications.
  • Learn to use popular software, including STATISTICA and R.
  • Complete and present a thesis paper.
  • Study in an AACSB-accredited program, a distinction that means the University of New Haven’s Pompea College of Business is among the top 5% of business schools worldwide.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad at our Prato, Italy campus for a semester or during a two-week program.
  • Complete service-learning projects and internships.
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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.



15% Growth 2017-2027


Personal Financial Advisor

28% Growth 2017-2027


Market Research Analyst

19% Growth 2017-2027

Selected Courses and Programs
  • Research Methods in Sustainability

    Examination of scientific research methodology. Understanding the design, use, and limitations of the case study method as a valid research tool for topics and issues in sustainability. An overview of quantitative and qualitative decision-making related to topics and issues in sustainability. Classical descriptive, inferential, and non-parametric statistics. Survey and analysis of existing databases and sources of data applicable to the issues of sustainability. Present techniques for the effective collection and presentation of numerical qualitative information.

  • Game Theory

    The course is designed to give students an understanding of the relevance of game theory to strategy. The course will emphasize applications of gaming to strategic decision making in business.

  • Public Finance and Budgeting

    A general survey of government finance at the federal, state, and local levels, including government expenditures, principles of taxation, public borrowing, debt management, and fiscal policy for economic stabilization.

  • Decision Making & Uncertainty

    An examination of how risk and uncertainty shape decision making. The course will expose students to modern analytic tools, such as Monte Carlo simulation, that can be used to incorporate risk in business strategy and public policy.

  • Full List of Courses and Learning Outcomes for Economics

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Economics, B.A. - General Economics Concentration

    Economics, B.A. - Behavioral Economics Concentration

    Economics Minor

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