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Economics

From wealth inequality and globalization to education and climate change, studying economics puts you at the center of the 21st century’s most pressing challenges. As a result, today’s economics students will be among tomorrow’s most influential citizens and policymakers, playing a key role in helping shape sustainable global societies.

As an economics major at Rollins, you’ll consider behavior in economic history and alternative perspectives alongside traditional analysis, preparing you to examine theories and policies from multiple angles. You’ll engage in hands-on learning with personalized attention, developing critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills that are increasingly valued by both graduate schools and employers in fields from law and public policy to business and finance.

Why Study Economics at Rollins

Ideological Diversity

In addition to the essential micro/macro/statistical core, you’ll develop a greater depth of knowledge via courses that explore alternative economic approaches.

Global Perspective

From China to Croatia, you’ll explore how the world works through field studies and study abroad programs across the globe. In the classroom, our professors teach you to analyze economic situations through an international lens.

Teaching Excellence

No overflowing lecture halls here. All of our small, discussion-based classes are taught by full-time faculty who have earned multiple awards and terminal degrees in the field.

Kolten Ellis
“Studying economics at Rollins prepared me both to understand the models and equations that economists use and to recognize the often overlooked fact that political applications of economics are not value-neutral. Through exposure to various schools of economic thought, Rollins prepared me to think critically and prepared me for a career in law and political theory.”

Kolten Ellis ’16

JD Candidate, Washington University Law School

Rollins Economics Careers

Rollins economics grads are making tomorrow happen at some of the world’s most innovative organizations and most prestigious institutions.

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Cameron Dawson ’13

Research Analyst, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

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Michael Schweizer ’15

Associate, The Boston Consulting Group

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Michael Deng ’15

Training Specialist, Pharma Technical Global Supply Chain & Operations of Genentech, The Roche Group

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Collyn Welsch, ’15

Marketing Project Manager, AdventHealth

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Mimi Houston ’10

PhD Candidate, Colorado State University

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Jessica Wilson ’15

Raymond James, Marketing Manager-Private Client Group Investment Products

Real World Experience

From internships to research opportunities, economics grads hone their skills in the real world.

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Popular Courses

Our innovative curriculum empowers students to examine economics from multiple perspectives, view policies in their social and historical contexts, and understand the international effects of economic policy. The core curriculum provides economics majors with the foundation to pursue either economic theory or applied economics.

ECO 202
Introduction to Economics in Historical Perspective

Explore economics as a social science, examine the evolution of relationships among societies and institutions in different systems, and learn how to apply that knowledge to contemporary issues.

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ECO 306
Monetary Economics

Examine financial markets, monetary theory, and macroeconomic implications while charting the relationship between Federal Reserve and depository institutions.

ECO 308
European Economies

Analyze European economic developments from the Communist period to the post-Communist years and explore the interconnectedness of economies in Eastern and Western Europe and their current economic relationships.

ECO 312
Alternative Economic Perspectives

Consider and apply alternative economic perspectives to economic policy issues and problems, and compare the values, theories, methods, analysis, and policies of these different economic approaches.

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ECO 370
The Economics of Piracy

From the high seas to DVDs, explore the economic implications of, and rationale for, piracy and examine the evolution of piracy with changing technology and legal innovations.

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ECO 407
International Finance

Consider balance-of-payments adjustment mechanisms and impacts on domestic economies, and examine exchange rate regimes, international capital flows, and the objectives and effects of international monetary standards.

A Day in the Life of a Rollins Economics Major

“The true value of my Rollins education and my time as an economics major is the learned ability to think outside of the box and to break all glass ceilings through the power of education and being an informed global citizen.”

Ahrmon Mahanpour '20

 

Beyond the Classroom

Community Connections In Zhaochang Peng’s course, The Global Economy, students explore the economic relationship between the developed and developing worlds by partnering with local direct-trade coffee shop, Downtown Credo. That’s just one example of the opportunities economics majors have to hone their knowledge and skills through real-world applications.

Real Research At Rollins, every economics major has the opportunity to conduct, publish, and present real-world research alongside our expert faculty, giving them a competitive advantage in the job market and graduate school.

Student-Led Organizations From our chapter of the international economics honors society Omicron Delta Epsilon to the Rollins Investment Club, you’ll sharpen your economic acumen through an array of student-led organizations.

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Expert Faculty

With their international background, elite credentials, and diverse economic ideologies, our expert faculty have crafted a unique liberal arts economics program where mainstream ideas are placed in historical context and economic alternatives are explored.

Department of Economics
Cornell Hall for the Social Sciences
1000 Holt Ave. – 2751
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2569
F. 407.646.2485

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