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Josh Emerson, Economics, '19

An economics major takes you places

To study economics is to study people. Sure, there’s some math, and an application in finance, but at its core, as economics majors, we study the individual in society. In the living experiment of life and society, the individual faces a set of rules that incentivize certain behaviors. Navigating those rules results in expected and unexpected outcomes. That is economics. Curious?

Sharpen your analytical thinking skills on that curiosity and dig deeper. An Economics major allows for pairing with history, philosophy, and other courses that support leadership positions and careers in law, finance, policy, or anywhere your mind leads you.

Many Economics students seize the opportunity to engage in real-world projects, learning the limitations and best practices of economic impact studies, by conducting them here in our community. Available as a major or minor.