Department of Economics

Economics Major Concentrations

The Department of Economics offers two concentrations that certify that a student has completed additional work beyond the minimum required for the economics major. These concentrations appear on your official UD transcript. Students may take a concentration with either a B.S. or a B.A. major. We encourage you to consider these concentrations:

  • Applied Economics: This concentration includes coursework in econometrics and applied coursework. It enables a student to develop the ability to apply econometrics and economics in the real world, particularly in business applications. More information on degree requirements is available here.
  • Economic Theory and Econometrics: This concentration includes coursework in econometrics and in more advanced economic theory. It is designed to provide a strong preparation for graduate studies in economics. More information on degree requirements is available here.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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