The Department of Economics at Tamkang University began offering classes in the night college in 1980, and established a formal department in the university in 1986. Currently, the department has 16 full-time professors, with approximately 720 undergraduate students. The department offers a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
The department offers a core of theory courses including intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well as specialized courses in econometrics, money and banking, economic development, financial economics, and labor economics. Students are required to take a minimum of 108 credits of required courses, along with 31 elective credits, in order to graduate.
The department strongly emphasizes research and has a significant number of faculty members involved in projects funded by the National Science Foundation of the ROC. The department also regularly holds conferences dealing with the economic problems of Taiwan.
The Graduate Institute of Applied Economics was established in 2001. Its teaching objectives are to train students to have a professional knowledge of Applied Economics and a strong ability for further study and employment; furthermore, we stimulate the students' enthusiasm and ability for advanced research.