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An education in economics from EIU develops practical skills and gives our graduates many career choices. The Economics major at Eastern is designed to be flexible, allowing a student to tailor the degree to her or his specific interests and career aspirations, and the Economics major can be combined easily with any minor.

Classes in economics at EIU are small in size, allowing our professors to better provide students with more individual attention. Admission to the Economics program requires a 2.25 grade point average in Economics coursework with at least six semester hours of Economics earned. (NOT AVAILABLE TO FRESHMEN.)


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Scholarship Listing

Ahmad Murad Scholarship
Annie E. Weller Undergraduate or Graduate Scholar Award
Brian & Trina Myerscough - Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
College of Sciences Advisory Board Endowed Fund
College of Sciences Student Advisory Board Student Assistance Award
Economics Alumni Scholarship Fund
Edward "Mac" and Barbara Corley Undergraduate Economics Scholarship
Elisha Baumgartner Scholarship
Eunice W. Dougherty Scholarship
Frank McCormick Phi Beta Kappa Study Abroad Scholarship
Gerardo J. Solis Latino Latina Scholarship
Glenn A McConkey Scholarship
Scholars in Undergraduate Research at Eastern (SURE Awards)
Social Science Writing Award

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Faculty Listing

Department of Economics, Coleman Hall 2371
Contact Name: Dr. Linda Ghent
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