B.S. in economics

As an economics major, you’ll gain an understanding of markets, analyze public policy topics and apply problem-solving skills to current events. From our gateway course to our capstone programs and all stops in between, you’ll build networking connections, become an active listener and develop the analytical and communication skills valued by employers.

Two Program Options - Business and Humanities and Sciences

Students pursuing the B.S. in Economics have the choice to earn their degree through the School of Business or the College of Humanities & Sciences.

Regardless of which option you choose, we'll help you prepare for your career and/or graduate school through a curriculum focused on quantitative and data analysis skills, with an eye on applying these skills to business, public policy and socioeconomic issues. We also help you build and refine your communication skills, preparing you to present your work professionally with confidence.

Economics courses and requirements are nearly identical between the two options. The difference is in the other courses a student takes:

  • Business programstudents take the Business Foundation and Advanced Core covering a wide array of business topics - great preparation for a business career or pairing with another business major.
  • H&S program students take more liberal arts courses and have a LOT more electives - great for exploring varied interests or to crafting a double major outside of business.

Career opportunities

  • Alumni employers include:
    • Banks
    • Business consulting firms
    • Local and federal government
    • Federal Reserve Bank
    • Public policy organizations
  • Careers in the field:
    • Economic analysts
    • Public policy analysts
    • Financial analysts
    • Data analysts
    • Research associates
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  • I’ve always felt that I need to contribute to making the country a better place. Economics seemed like the right choice to do that.
    Muhemmed Salman
    B.S. in economics, 2016