UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2016-2017

About the Department

The Department of Economics offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The department trains students to critically and objectively analyze issues related to the economy, business, public policy and society. To enhance the educational process and the scholarly reputation and profile of the department, members of the Economics faculty engage in research and offer their expertise to inform community decisions and debate.

Academic Advisement

Contact the department chair for information about the Economics program. All lower division program advisement is through the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Student Services Center/EOP in Juniper Hall (JH) 2113.

Careers

For many, the Economics major provides a useful background for a business career, while for others the major is preparation for graduate study in law, economics or public policy. Economics is relevant for students interested in employment in politics and public policy analysis, the financial services sector (banking, insurance), as industry analysts (healthcare, entertainment, energy), consumer affairs, international affairs, teaching and research, law, business consulting, government work and journalism. Salaries earned by economics majors nationwide are highly competitive. Employers rank economics as one of the most desirable majors.

Honors

The Business Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated high academic standards and to encourage these students to continue their record of excellence as business and economics majors at CSUN. The program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy; Economics; Finance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing; or Business Administration with an Option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management; who meet all Honors Program admissions criteria; and who apply and are selected for admission. The Business Honors Program offers rigorous courses that emphasize communication, critical reasoning, complex problem solving and teamwork skills. Students accepted into the program are offered a variety of benefits, including Honors-designated courses, small class size, priority enrollment, Honors Mentorship, specialized Business Honors Seminars and special events. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit the Business Honors Program website.

Career Education and Professional Development Center

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics offers students the opportunity to gain real-life work experience by completing an approved internship. Internship opportunities are available in a wide variety of organizations and cover all business disciplines. Not only does an internship provide students with an opportunity to obtain experience, but in many cases the internship leads to an employment opportunity with that organization. For more information, please call (818) 677-4697 or visit the Career Education and Professional Development website.

Contact

Chair: Nancy Virts
Juniper Hall (JH) 3125
(818) 677-2462
www.csun.edu/economics