Would economics be needed?

<p>If I go to a school, either syracuse or mizzou, but I want to major in strategic communications. I want to make my degree more marketable and possibly do economics as a double major. It would be in the liberal arts degree. Do you think that would be a good idea, and how much math would be involved in a liberal arts econ degree?</p>

<p>Look at the course work required for both schools. </p>

<p>Economics is one of my favorite subjects and highly interesting (though I think it can depend on personal temperament and how the prof. conducts class). Most times classes in the upper div are generally geared towards policy/social science or quantitative such as forecasting / econometrics.</p>

<p>I believe most schools require 1-2 years of calculus for you to take these courses though. My calculus professor however told me that in a real-world situation most economic math wouldnt be too exotic like some of the stuff you can find in math. (Take that with a grain of salt since it really depends)</p>

<p>Economics is truly a versatile degree in my opinion though.. you can take it so many places.</p>

<p>so could social economics be something I could use in the public relations world or the advertising world?</p>

<p>i cannot tell you explicitly if there is value of an social economics degree in PR / Advertising but I genuinely feel economics teaches you to critically think about the world we live in. </p>

<p>It's up to you to pursue what education you want out of college but I think everyone can benefit from a few courses in economics. Try giving a few courses a go and see if you fare well / enjoy it.</p>

<p>ok so how much math will i need. Or is it more socioeconomics. I really don't want to deal with a ton of numbers.</p>

<p>I don't know how much math you've done but I stopped at Calculus II (Single Variable Calculus - Differential & Integral Calculus)</p>

<p>Most economics or even at the masters / phD level you'll definitely need all the math done before applying. It may be hard but math is one of the most enjoyable things you can accomplish ... it's like walking up a mountain and conquering it.. the view will be great from above.</p>

<p>You'll have a better understanding of the physical world around you and i hope that doesn't sound cliche / lame haha. </p>

<p>Most likely you'll have to do 4 semesters of calculus (which takes you to multivariable calculus) and you may have to do a course or two in linear algebra and vector calculus.</p>

<p>Plus the more math you do and accomplish, it puts you above people who cannot achieve such things. Challenge yourself and try your best. I highly encourage you to try your hand at economics!</p>

<p>It really depends on the school and the department. I was going to major in Econ until I sold out for the better prospects of my school's business program. Here, Econ is very versatile...There is a BA in Econ which only requires business math and business cal with alot more in electives. </p>

<p>Then there is also a BS in Econ, those in the BS are 'encouraged' to earn a certificate in either Business Economics or Mathematical Economics. The curriculum for the Business Economics is the same business math and business cal, but you have to take an extra stats course along with econnometrics. Plus, add a business core...Mathematical Econ is really for those who want to pursue graduate level Econ, it requires traditional Cal 1, 2 and 3 along with a senior level, Introduction to mathematical economics class that's actually in the Econ department.</p>