Economics

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Economics program is to prepare students to engage in economic thinking and understand the importance of basic economic principles, including marginal thinking, incentives, opportunity costs, and economizing behavior.  Students will understand how these economic principles impact the economy on an international, national, and individual level.  Course work provides the foundation for economic thinking that will serve them well as they pursue degrees at transfer institutions, enter the labor force, and engage in life-long learning in a diverse global environment.

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete course work in the Economics program will be able to: 

  • evaluate current economic events.
  • illustrate the principles of economic thinking.
  • identify economic terminology and concepts.
  • apply critical thinking skills to economic topics and issues.