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 $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, 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 Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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