The field of Economics has been called "the science of choice" — the systematic study of how people use scarce resources to obtain the things they want or need. This science doesn't take place in a remote laboratory, however, but in every corner of our economic world.
Lakeland's Economics program addresses the biggest issues of global markets, national tax policy, and the smallest everyday decisions about how we will spend our time and money. Whether one is thinking about governments, businesses, or households, our students understand that economic literacy is a must.
Students minoring in Economics are provided a strong foundation in economic theory while having opportunities to explore practical decision-making situations from the business world. As part of a liberal arts curriculum, Economics teaches critical thinking at its most fundamental level, challenging students to question how we assign value to the things in our lives.
Lakeland's Cooperative Education program provides students with 12-18 months of full-time work experience, academic credit for their work, and a combination of scholarships and wages that will significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.