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Academics

With both the B.A. and B.S. degrees, we offer a diverse menu of possible concentrations (tracks) for the economics major.

  • Bachelor of Arts: Suggested for students interested in a broad liberal arts economics background. This degree is excellent preparation for a wide range of careers, including law, and provides opportunities for engaging in a double major.
  • Bachelor of Science: Suggested for students considering graduate study in economics or business administration, or professional careers in economics, business or the financial industries.
  • Accelerated Master of Science degree in Applied Economics (MSAE):  The Department of Economics, in collaboration with Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin offers a 5-year path to undergraduate economics students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in applied economics.  Students can specialize in business, financial, international, or real estate economics.  They can also pursue a marketing research track or a general economics track.  The program allows students to receive the degree with only one year of study at Marquette instead of two after receiving their Bachelor's degree Pacific. Two recent graduates from Pacific, Terrin Clark and Jason Beall, are currently completing their MSAE at Marquette.

Tailor Your Degree with Specialized Tracks

Within either degree, a student may choose to specialize in certain tracks that differ by subject matter and suitability for the type of post-graduate path the student plans to follow. For example:

  • The Political Economy track is often chosen by law students.
  • The Mathematical Economics track is best suited for students planning to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics.
  • The Applied Economics track is often combined with a Business degree.
  • Students who choose to double major commonly combine a B.S. in Economics with a math or science degree, while the B.A. is often combined with political science or international studies.