Welcome to the
Economics Program, in the Department of Physical and
We are the home of
the hardest working students on campus. In
addition to many all-campus awards our graduates
included the valedictorians for 2004 and 2005.
Also, the valedictorians for 2009, 2010, and 2014 had
nearly half of their required major courses in our
For a list of current and future
courses (the next two years), go here
For date information about senior
projects, visit here.
2015/9/17: We found an interesting article on the Wall Street
According to it, Economics majors have
the highest starting salary of all undergraduate majors other
than in STEM fields. Even
higher than Business, Accounting, and Finance. Also,
Economics majors have the fourth largest increase
in salary from starting to mid-career. The three with larger
increases still had lower salaries than Economics majors.
2015/8/26: Congratulations to Dakota Maravelis. He is the
Senior Fellow. He is pictured between Professor Honsowetz
and Professor Csaplar.
2015/8/24: Classes started today. We welcome Aaron Honsowetz
as the second economist. He has some great plans for the
future. We look forward to implementing some of them.
2015/5/8: Everybody in the Economics Program who took comps
passed them. Congratulations! Good luck to everybody
else on finals.
2015/4/16: We cleaned up at the Honors Day Awards. In
addition to Allison Snyder being the first person to ever win both
the W. Randolph Cooey Value Added Award for getting the most value
added out of her time her and the Kirkpatrick Award for being the
best Economics major, we had several other awards. There are
five all-campus awards. Even though we have only a few
majors, we one two of them and a third winner took about half of
his courses required by the major in our program. Allison
Snyder (a Senior majoring in International Economics pictured with
Professor Wilf Csaplar Jr.) won the John R. Taylor Award
for exemplifying the liberals tradition. Dakota
Maravelis (a Junior majoring in International Economics
pictured below with Professor Mark Petersen) won the W. F.
Kennedy Prize for being the outstanding Junior Man. Neil
Verley (a Senior Finance major who had to take about half of
his required classes in Economics) won The Francis O.
Carfer Prize for outstanding Senior.