- A memorial service for Wallace E. Oates will be held on Monday, February 22nd at 3:30 PM in the University of Maryland’s Memorial Chapel. A reception will follow in the Maryland Room of Marie Mount Hall from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.
The undergraduate curriculum in economics has changed! Now students majoring in economics can choose between two tracks and earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. The BA emphasizes breadth of exposure, whereas the BS emphasizes the techniques of economic analysis. Courses in the BA track enable students to interpret economic analysis applied to different issues and use their knowledge to inform decision-making in the realms of business, government policy, or non-profit organizations. Courses in the BS track help students develop the ability to produce economic analysis.
The department's professional master's degree program has been ranked 5th in the US by The Financial Engineer - up from 6th last year. The comprehensive ranking of more than 150 economics master's degree programs is based on several factors including graduate salaries, the undergraduate grades of students in the program, and graduate employment rates.