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.
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 Bookstein Hall (BB) 2113.
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 who are interested in employment in politics and public policy analysis, the financial services sector (banking, insurance), as industry analysts (healthcare, entertainment, energy), and in 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.
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 Business Honors Program admissions criteria; and who apply and are selected for admission to the program. 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; for example, Business Honors-designated courses, smaller class sizes, priority registration, Honors Mentorship opportunities and a Business Honors dedicated student workspace. 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. Internships 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 employment with that organization. For more information, please call (818) 677-4697 or visit the Career Education and Professional Development website.
Department of Economics
Chair: Anton Lowenberg
Bookstein Hall (BB) 3125