Economics is a challenging and rigorous subject. It has served as a pathway
to a variety of fulfilling positions and careers in the worlds of business,
government service, law, research, and teaching. It is also a fascinating subject
that bridges the age-old questions of what constitutes a "good society" with
the practical questions of the day. The only prerequisite to majoring, other
than your high school degree, is a real curiosity about the sorts of questions
that economics seeks to answer. When do market forces serve us well and when
do they fail? What can we do to ward off unemployment and recession? When should
government seek to get involved in the resolution of economic problems? Will
globalization of the economy continue or be reversed? We hope that our dedication
mixed with your interests will result in at least beginning the process of answering
questions such as these, and in the process further your development as a thinker
and productive citizen.
David George, Ph.D.