Upon completion of the Hunter College B.A. in Economics, students will be able to:

  • Apply economic analysis to problems in real world situations; understand current economic events; and evaluate specific economic policy proposals (Critical thinking)
  •  Use economic theory and empirical evidence to evaluate the validity of economic arguments and merits of policy proposals, including interpreting and assessing statistical results. (Quantitative reasoning)
  • Apply economic analysis to real world situations, deriving clear solutions where possible and addressing problems that do not have unique answers by explaining tradeoffs and pre-conditions. (Problem solving)
  • Develop critical and quantitative reasoning skills specific to particular sub-fields of economics. (Specialized knowledge)
  • Explain economic and policy issues effectively in written and oral form using correct economic logic, stating relevant assumptions and supported by evidence. (Communication)

Matrices showing how particular courses help students achieve these competencies are here: