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Why Study Economics at HSU?

Our faculty of experienced economists are committed to student learning as their first priority. We do not "mass produce" majors; our students develop cutting-edge analytical and communication skills, and acquire a thorough understanding of economics, through close contact with our faculty.

Economics involves learning core concepts and developing valuable analytical skills that can then be applied to a wide range of subject areas. As a result, our innovative program of study involves all majors taking a rigorous core curriculum, and then allowing students to choose one of five interdisciplinary pathways (in the areas of politics, applied math or computers, environmental and natural resources, business, or an individually designed pathway) in which they take a minor (or equivalent) in a related area of study. This pathway system provides students with broad choice in the direction of their economic education and career.