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Economics (B.A.)

Undergraduate
  • Concentration
  • Major
  • Minor

About this Program

We strive to strives to teach you to think like economists, empowering you with a self-sustaining capacity to think and learn.

Program Overview

Economic reasoning isn’t just logic and facts. It contains analogies, stories and value premises. As an economics major, you will be expected to acquire competencies in theory and empirical analyses, to adopt either an international or political concentration in their course work or to design their own major in consultation with two faculty members in economics.

Context — political, historical, and cultural — is important. At Hood, students studying economics learn to make important connections between their field and other realms of human understanding.

Individually designed majors are required to complete all core economics course requirements. Majors are required to participate in our lecture series and are strongly encouraged to spend either a semester, year or summer studying abroad. Majors are also encouraged to work with a faculty member in economics on at least one research project. A 3-credit internship in a major international city such as Washington, D.C., is recommended.

Economics Concentrations

  • International Economics
  • Political Economy 

Program Contact

David Gurzick

Associate Professor of Management, Department Chair

Phone
301-696-3857

Coordinator, Economics Minor

Phone
301-696-3693

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Minor

Hood's economic faculty...

are a community of teacher-scholars, engaged in theoretical, empirical and historical approaches to the study of the global economy and the varieties of capitalism extant in the world today. 

All Faculty

Larry Devan

  • Adjunct Professor of Economics and Management

Sang Kim

  • Associate Professor of Economics and Management
Harby Tran

Harby Tran

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Sr. Director of Marketing