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In the broadest sense, economics is the science of decision-making. In economics, students learn how to identify the costs, benefits and consequences of a decision. Often identified with the study of market behavior, economists also study issues that affect the market such as criminal behavior, poverty, law, environmental control, population, voting and political behavior.

How will I focus my studies?

Two colleges at West Virginia University offer a major in economics. Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in economics from the College of Business and Economics.

The program leading to the B.A. degree in economics is designed for students who wish to combine fundamental training in economics with a liberal arts education. In addition to the liberal studies and related requirements, students have a great deal of unrestricted electives, allowing them to broaden their skill set with a second major or a variety of minors.

Learn more at the Economics site