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Economics, Bachelor

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University rank #601 (QS) Northampton, MA, United States
The Economics program at the Smith College is more quantitative and theoretically more rigorous than the other social sciences, but it is decidedly more social than scientific in comparison with the natural sciences. In the broadest terms, economics is the study of how society organizes production and distributes what is produced to its members.
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The Economics program at the Smith College is divided into the two separate branches of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics is the study of how individual production and consumption decisions are made and how markets coordinate them. Macroeconomics is the study of how overall output and employment and the price level are determined. 

Both of these branches of economics aim not only to understand the economy but also to prescribe policies to improve its performance. Ultimately, economics and economists must be judged by the usefulness of economic analysis and the economic policies derived from that analysis. That is our challenge.

Learning Goals

  • Understand and synthesize the basic concepts of economics
  • Use those economic concepts to solve problems, particularly in the realm of public policy
  • Consider different perspectives in the approach to solving problems
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Conduct independent research
  • Develop an ability for abstract reasoning based on tight, clear logic
  • Develop quantitative skills for data management and systematic empirical analysis
  • Develop a precise writing style
  • Develop a facility for effective oral presentation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics and Mathematics
  • Historical and Institutional Setting
  • Empirical and Applied Analysis
  • The Magic of the Marketplace
  • Introductory Microeconomics 
  • Introduction to Statistics and Econometrics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Midyear Report
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    55830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 55830 USD per year and a duration of .
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Living costs for Northampton

  • 1156 - 2400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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