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Center for Environmental, Earth and Space Studies, Economics, and Sociology
Decker Hall 218-755-2907
Fax: 218-755-4100


Dr. Patrick Welle

Areas of Study

Economics is the social science that explores the problem of relative scarcity and its implications for problems of resource allocation, economic stability, growth and distribution. Applied fields, including labor relations, financial economics, international economics, and environmental economics, focus on specific aspects of these broad concerns. In the applied areas, students become cognizant of the interaction between economics and related disciplines.

The objectives of the Economics program are to (a) provide the theoretic and quantitative tools necessary to understand the development, structure, and operation of the contemporary economy; (b) develop skill in using those tools to analyze economic problems and to critically assess proposed solutions; and (c) provide information and guidance as students explore career opportunities in economics and develop their own post-graduate plans.

Note: Career options include staff and training positions in the financial sector, other service industries, and manufacturing. Graduate study opportunities include economics, law, business, and related fields.


See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

See note in program description.
Also: Graduate Study

Credit Requirement

Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.

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