Economics Major

The Economics Major prepares students to identify and develop solutions for problems confronting businesses, financial firms, non-profit organizations, and government.

Classes include major topic areas such as money and banking, energy, pricing strategies, and environmental economics. The flexibility of a degree in Economics allows students to pursue and develop their knowledge and skills in areas of specific interest to them. Our students are well-prepared to pursue many career objectives over their lifetime, and remain competitive in a dynamic field. Salaries are consistently among the highest of all undergraduate major both in terms of starting and mid-career salaries. Students are prepared for graduate study in economics, law, policy analysis, financial analysis, and management.

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Economics Minor

No more than one course from the major department will count toward any minor. A student majoring in any discipline other than Economics or Business Economics may complete a minor in Economics upon satisfactorily fulfilling the requirements.

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What you can do with a degree in Economics

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics leads to careers in private business and government settings, including such fields as:

  • Banking
  • Business strategy
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investment analysis
  • Law
  • Market research analysis
  • Public administration
  • Public policy

Learn more about careers for Economics majors