Calvin's economics graduates are equipped to further God's kingdom in the fields of business, finance, law, government, health policy, higher education and more. Economists help us understand the patterns and principles that determine the trajectory of our current economy.
Calvin's economics program is consciously founded on Christian values and competes with the best undergraduate programs in the country. It offers courses in a variety of topics related to economics, including money and banking, public finance, environment and natural resources, emerging international economies, human resources, healthcare, urban growth, government and world poverty.
Students majoring in many areas, such as political science, business, mathematics, pre-law, international development or public health often find a second major or minor in economics extremely beneficial in reaching their full potential.
The Calvin economics department is one of the largest and most distinguished Christian economics departments in the country. All full-time faculty have PhDs in their fields from top graduate programs and work with students on today's pressing issues related to health care, development, education, sustainable business practices, banking and public policy.
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Participate in the Econ Club; Join Calvin business forum or Global Business Brigades; Intern at a local non-profit organization through the Cormenius Scholars Program; Assist a professor in summer research through the McGregor Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Prerequisite for admission to the economics majors or minors is a minimum grade of C (2.0) in Economics 221.
(35-37 semester hours)
(9 semester hours)
(19-20 semester hours)
Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2012-13 academic year.
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