An economics degree helps you think about business from a theoretical, big-picture perspective and keep your options open for careers in a variety of business sectors or postgraduate education.
Economics offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Professional economists are involved in economic forecasting, market research, cost-effectiveness studies, investment analysis, policy analysis, impact studies, program evaluations and solving budget problems.
Learn from the department's distinguished faculty members, who have research interests covering a wide range of topics in the field.
Beyond the Classroom
Get a close look at annual events beyond the classroom, like the informative Economic Outlook Conference.
Customize your studies via the nine-hour international component and optional business analytics concentration.
What You’ll Study
As you pursue the B.S. in economics, you will explore how societies use resources to satisfy wants and needs. In addition to completing a variety of core courses, you'll be required to take business core courses as well as required and elective course work in economics.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Creating a financial plan by estimating expenses and revenues to allocate resources effectively
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Business Researcher
- Regional Planner and Developer
- Employment and Labor Force Analyst
- Industry Regulator
- Secondary School Teacher