The Economics program at the University of Dubuque prepares students to be proficient in economic theory while helping them to develop data analytic and critical thinking skills and while nurturing the appreciation of ethical values. These skills, applied to investigate real world economic problems, are used throughout the curriculum, culminating with a senior thesis written under faculty guidance.

Upon completion of the Economics major, students will be able to:

  • Apply economic analysis to evaluate everyday problems, as well as specific policy proposals, and compare arguments for alternative courses of action.
  • Collect relevant data, conduct statistical analysis, interpret statistical results, and analyze an economic issue by using technology.
  • Effectively communicate arguments about specific economic issues.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the field of economics and of the tools necessary to model consumer and producer behavior.
  • Recognize the role of ethical values in economic decisions and identify the moral limitations of economic analysis.