Economics & Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies Double Major

Blend your passion with purpose of serving older adults by pairing an Economics major with Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies (LIAS) program. The double major provides a rigorous curriculum focused on exploring the aging process of individuals and societies and encompasses the study of physical, mental, and social changes; the investigation of societal and economic changes resulting from an aging population; and the application of this knowledge to policy and program development.

There is an increased need for highly qualified professionals who hold expertise in the needs of the elderly population. By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. One out of every five residents will be approaching retirement age. These trends will affect the economy in many instances, from labor markets to housing markets to stock markets. Consumption patterns are also expected to change, highlighting new opportunities for economic growth.

This interdisciplinary program prepares you for careers in healthcare, human services, senior support services and elder care facilities, business, industry, research, and government organizations. Furthermore, students will learn to advance as communicators, innovative problem solvers, culturally sensitive and responsive leaders as they prepare to work in senior support services.

Economics & Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies Double Major Benefits

  • Earn a double major in the same amount of time it takes you to earn one degree! You can use LIAS courses as electives while completing the Economics program requirements.
  • Enjoy flexible learning formats, including Economics classes offered online and face-to-face on the Moorhead campus and LIAS classes offered entirely online. Both programs also offer summer courses to accelerate graduation.
  • Develop foundational skills and knowledge to provide services in senior support services and beyond.
  • Increase awareness of the intergenerational impacts of public policies by critically analyzing the programs, policies and societal arrangements that affect aging and retirement.
  • Prepare to lead employees and businesses in this economic landscape impacted by changing demographics.

The information below is a model for completing a Bachelor of Arts double major in Economics and Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies. Your individualized plan may look different if you have already fulfilled some requirements. Check your Financial Aid as it may require additional term credits for full-time funding. You must complete all university and program requirements successfully to complete this degree (GPA, 120 credits, LASC, WI, residency).

  • Program: Bachelor of Arts: Economics & Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies
  • Total Credits: 120 (You will complete requirements for double major in 87 credits.)
  • Catalog: 2022-2023
Curriculum Course Course Title Credits
Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies Courses (LIAS)
Core Requirement: HSAD 400 Aging in the US: Intro to Gerontology & Senior Support Care 3
Core Requirement: HSAD 401 Health Aspects of Aging 3
Core Requirement: HSAD 416 Healthcare Leadership and Management 4
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 6 & 9 HSAD 418 or
PHIL 311
Healthcare Law and Ethics
or
Morals and Medicine
3
Core Requirement: PSY 403 Adulthood and Aging 3
Core Requirement: HSAD 420 Health Policy and Economics 3
Core Requirement: HSAD 422 Regulatory Management in Healthcare 3
Core Requirement:* HSAD 468* Internship Seminar* 1
Core Requirement:* HSAD 469* Internship* 3
Elective: HSAD 218 Introduction to Healthcare and Global Health 3
Elective: MKTG 270 Principles of Marketing 3
Elective: HSAD 417 Quality Management in Healthcare 3
Elective: HSAD 419 Healthcare Finance & Reimbursement Methods 3
Elective: HSAD 421 Long Term Care Administration 3
Total LIAS Credits: 37
Economics Courses (ECON)
Core Requirement: LASC Goal 5 ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro 3
Core Requirement: ECON 204 Principles of Economics II: Macro 3
Core Requirement: ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
Core Requirement: ECON 304 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
Core Requirement: ECON 370 Introduction to Econometrics 3
Core Requirement: ECON 425 International Trade and Finance 3
Core Requirement: ECON 492 Economics Senior Seminar 3
Related Requirements:   Choose from related requirement courses. 21
Elective: LASC Goal 7 ECON 305 The Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Inequality 3
Elective: ECON 350 Public Finance 3
Electives:     9
Total Economics Credits: 48
Liberal Arts & Sciences Curriculum Courses**
LASC Goal 1A/B     6
LASC Goal 2     3
LASC Goal 3     3 to 4
LASC Goal 3     3 to 4
LASC Goal 4 MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
LASC Goal 5 ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro 3
LASC Goal 5     3
LASC Goal 6     3
LASC Goal 6 PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine 3
LASC Goal 7 ECON 305 The Economics of Poverty, Discrimination and Inequality 3
LASC Goal 8 HSAD 218 Introduction to Healthcare and Global Health 3
LASC Goal 9 PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine 3
LASC Goal 10     3
  FYE 101 First Year Experience 1
Total LASC Credits: 40

Notes:

  • *Substituted by ECON 469
  • **The completion of several ECON and HSAD classes will also help you in meeting the LASC requirements.

Contact Us

Tonya (T. J.) Hansen, PhD, MS, BS
Professor
Economics, Law & Politics, Department of
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Jitendra Singh, DHSC, MHA, BDS
Co-Chair | Program Coordinator | Professor
School of Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
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