The economics curriculum at Union is designed to provide students with the intellectual tools they need to understand and critically evaluate the many economic issues they confront on a daily basis. There are three different ways to major in economics at Union: Economics – the standard major; Managerial Economics – for those planning careers in management; and Interdisciplinary – economics combined with any other Union major. Each major requires introductory economics, intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and elective courses. A very important part of the department’s curriculum is its emphasis on student research. Research papers are required in a number of the department’s courses, and all majors complete a two-term thesis.