Economics is a fascinating subject, poised at the intersections of social science, business, and public policy. An understanding of economics principles is critical to success in business and to the design of effective government policy. Economists study how markets work to determine what is produced, how it is produced, and how income is distributed. Among the many topics studied in economics are the role and impact of international trade, the impact of monopoly on the economy, and the problems of unemployment and inflation.
At the undergraduate level, we offer B.A. and B.S. degrees in Economics and a B.A. in Economic Education. The Department of Economics has approximately 475 undergraduate majors and 335 minors.
At the graduate level, we offer Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Economics, a M.S. in Economics and Applied Econometrics, a Ph.D. in Economic Education and a joint M.A./MBA. The Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship offers an M.A. degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators (MAEEE). The Department of Economics has approximately 100 graduate students enrolled in its M.A. and Ph.D. programs. Approximately 25 new graduate students join the department each year.
The University of Delaware Economics Department includes 27 full time faculty whose research and teaching interests cover the full range of course and fields in economics. Our department takes great pride in both our teaching and research accomplishments.
You can learn more about our department and all of these programs here. You can also stop by and see us on the 4th floor of Purnell Hall or call us at 302-831-2565.