Economics

Available on the Vincennes and Jasper campuses

Turn on the television news or pick up a newspaper on any given day and you'll likely learn of the latest economic forecast. From politicians to corporate managers - and even to individuals deciding if the time is right to finance a new car or home - an understanding of economics is useful. That's why people trained in economics are valuable employees. If you are undecided about a career plan, economics provides a broad course of study that will complement just about any field you eventually choose. Careers in areas such as marketing, retail merchandising, business administration, or public relations, combined with a solid economics background, will give you a big advantage when you start looking for that all-important first job.

The VU Advantage
Instruction at VU goes beyond the traditional lecture and discussion format. All classes are taught by qualified instructors who are committed to working with you on a one-on-one basis. In addition, the Social Science Learning Center is staffed by full-time professionals and provides learning aids such as:

  • Free tutorial assistance
  • Self-paced learning modules
  • Review materials for tests
  • Audio and video tapes
  • A computer lab

We Want You to Succeed
All this professional attention is designed with one goal in mind - your academic success when you transfer to a four-year school to complete your baccalaureate degree. To help ensure an easy transfer, field trips are scheduled to other universities so you can learn about various programs. Also, representatives of social science programs from four-year college visit VU to meet with prospective transfers.

Learn more about the courses required for this major.

Learn more about the courses required for this major and transferring to a four year degree.

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

Contacts:
Kristal Shick
PMSC 216
812-888-5052
kshick@vinu.edu

Lakshmi Mahapatra
PMSC 317
812-888-4246
lmahapatra@vinu.edu