Note: Although the Economics major is an option for the Bachelor of Arts degree within the College of Arts & Sciences, the Economics Department is housed within the College of Business and Public Administration.
The economics program offers the opportunity to study prices, markets, and incentives (microeconomics) and economic growth and business cycles (macroeconomics).
The economics major provides preparation both for students planning to enter the world of work directly after Drake and for students planning to attend professional or graduate school. The economics major provides excellent preparation for professional study in law, business or public administration because economics is an important analytical tool used in these fields. Students interested in graduate study in economics or a closely related field (finance, public policy, international relations) should also consider the quantitative economics major.