Consistent with the mission of Morgan State University and the College of Liberal Arts, the economics program seeks to provide first-class educational opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds. As a part of its offering in the general education sequence, the economics curriculum is geared toward providing a comprehensive program of studies as a discipline for students planning to get into the job market in the private and public sectors as well as those who plan to go to graduate and professional schools.
For non-economics majors, the goal is the attainment of a sufficient level of economic literacy to allow students to understand the way the market system works and how decisions about resource allocations are made. Citizens need to master a basic level of economic literacy that will help them to better comprehend the world and to make sound decisions.
The Department of Economics will be responsible for broadening economic literacy among Morgan State University students in order for them to identify economic problems, alternatives, costs and benefits, to master a basic level of economic literacy that will help them to better comprehend the world, and to make wise choices in a global world of accelerating change.