The Department of Economics, an integral member of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The Department has a commitment to prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible, successful and involved citizens in a rapidly changing world. The Department also aspires to increase understanding of the (1) significance that Heterodox Approaches play in Economics and (2) the interconnectedness of the social and behavioral sciences. In preparation for the significant future evolution in economic thought that is likely to take effect in the coming years, the Department seeks to develop and maintain a faculty that includes members from various schools of thought, both orthodox and heterodox. To enhance the educational process and the scholarly reputation and profile of the Department, members of the Department engage in research and offer their expertise to inform community decisions and debate.