Majors & Minors

Economics is one of the most popular majors at Trinity, and its focus on logical thinking makes it a valuable foundation for a variety of careers, or a complement to study in other disciplines. The major in economics has six concentrations, and the department also offers a minor.

Major

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Trinity's combination of a distinctive curriculum, global opportunities, and an emphasis on economic applications gives our students the challenging and rewarding experience of studying real-world applications of economic principles. To give students access to a wide variety of applications, the department offers six distinct tracks for majors: theoretical economics, economics and law, economics and business, international economics, economics and public policy, and general economics.

  • Theoretical Economics provides the recommended preparation for pursuing a Ph.D. in economics.
  • Economics and Law stresses the application of economic theory to questions of legal and social policy. It is especially appropriate for those planning to enter law school.
  • Economics and Business combines a solid grounding in economics with an introduction to many of the basic business subjects.
  • International Economics provides an ideal framework for students interested in any area of international or comparative studies.
  • Economics and Public Policy emphasizes the application of economic analysis to the design and implementation of public policy.
  • General Economics provides a strong background for a wide variety of careers.

Interdisciplinary Major

Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Finance

Combining courses from economics, finance, and mathematics, the mathematical finance major is an interdisciplinary study of financial markets; utilizing mathematical models to understand markets, evaluate financial instruments, and measure and manage risk. This major is specifically designed for students considering graduate studies and careers in finance, applied financial economics, mathematical finance, applied mathematics, or actuarial science.

Minor

Minor in Economics

Those looking for an in-depth study of economics, but whose primary interest lies elsewhere, may complete an economics minor with 18 credit hours.