Economics Students


What is economics?

Economics is the study of the production and consumption of goods and the transfer of wealth to produce and obtain those goods. Economics explains how people interact within markets to get what they want or accomplish goals. It is also know as the science of wealth. 

Is economics the right fit for me?

  • Do you have an interest in government policy?
  • Are you a good critical thinker?
  • Do you have a desire to understand things scientifically?
  • Are you interested in the public sector?




What are some of the courses I might take?

Principles and Policies

Money and Banking

Macro Economics

Micro Economics

International Trade 

Managerial Economics 

Degree Course Requirements


What kind of path will I take upon graduation?

Upon graduation students will have the foundation they need to do well in any continuing education program. 

Those who continue their education become

  • Lawyers
  • Economic Consultants
  • Government and Non-Profit Workers 
  • Professors
  • Researchers
  • Educators 




Letter From Your Department Chair 

Dr. Allen Welcome to the Department Economics and Finance Department in the College of Business of Lamar University.  Our department offers three degrees:  a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics and Finance. The double major in Economics and Finance is based upon a specially designed curriculum that does not require extra hours or time.  A minor in economics can be earned by any Lamar student irrespective of major or college.

Economics is social science that brings to light valuable insights about subtle forces that shape the business world.  It answers questions such as what kind of underlying economic fundamentals lead to economic and financial crises and what happens when a market consists of one seller and many buyers. Economics provides ways of thinking about how to allocate resources for maximum advantage. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics aims to meet the needs of students seeking a broad understanding of the economic principles that govern economic and business activity.  In addition students in this program learn to think critically about social issues. Students completing this program acquire a solid foundation for careers in business, economics, government and law.  This program also prepares students for graduate study in economics. Your professors and course work will teach you the art of thinking logically, which straightens the path to success in any field.


Larry Allen, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor of Economics