Department of Economics Undergraduate Studies
The Economics Department hosts one of the largest and most diverse populations of students within USC. The undergraduate programs are well rounded and flexible, and provide opportunities for students to pursue a variety of academic and professional interests, such as international relations, political science, and business.
The learning objectives for Economics majors include:
Demonstrate an understanding in microeconomics and macroeconomics theory.
Acquire basic knowledge in statistical methods for analyzing economic data, specifically the application of probability theory, random variables and probability distributions, sampling, estimation, statistical inference.
Utilize Econometric methods to estimate economic relationships using regression analysis, test hypotheses involving economic behavior, and forecast economic variables.
Apply Economic theory and critical skills of analysis to broad spectrums of topics including the study of business, organizations, politics and policy within an ever-growing and connected world.
The Department of Economics offers three unique majors and one minor program. Click on the links to read about the requirements for each program:
You may also be interested in the Progressive Master’s degree in Economics
- University of Southern California,
- Department of Economics,
- (213) 740 - 8335,
- (213) 740 - 8543 (f),
- Department Chair: Simon Wilkie (213) 740 - 7432