About Our Department

The Department of Economics is one of the oldest academic departments at Radford University. Economics courses started here in the 1960s when Radford University was a woman's college. The Economics Department and the Economics major was created in 1969 to launch the study of business and advance the study of social sciences.

In 1972, men were admitted and Radford University became co-educational. Shortly after (1974), coursework in other areas of business were added leading to the creation of the School of Business and Professional Studies (1978). 

The Economics Department joined the Business College to form the College of Business and Economics. In 2018, the college was renamed the Davis College of Business and Economics in honor of generous donations made by Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis.

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