Student in the trading room

Economics (B.A.)

  • 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 

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Minor

Interactive Trading Room

Get the full Wall Street experience inside the Virginia Munson Hammell ’67 Trading Room with trading stations, a stock quote ticker and financial investment software.

Career Outlook

Economics majors work in finance, marketing, insurance, accounting, human resources and more.


Gain the confidence and expertise to thrive in the competitive world of economics.

Program Contact

David Gurzick

Associate Professor of Management, Department Chair


Coordinator, Economics 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
Erika Brown

Hippy Chick Hummus Founder Visits Hood

Erika Brown Visits Economics Class

Erika Brown, the founder of Hippy Chick Hummus in Frederick, recently spoke to students in Professor James Stanker’s MGMT 205 (Introduction to Management) class.