In the undergraduate program, you will first take foundational courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and mathematics. Then, you will refine those skills in statistics and intermediate economic theory courses. Finally, you will apply these reasoning abilities to specific situations presented in upper-level elective courses and learn to understand social problems from an economics perspective.
Students with either a strong analytical or mathematical abilities are best suited for the Economics major.
Please see one of our advisors for more information about the exciting opportunities our department has to offer!
Current Students can find more information at our Econ Real Talk page.
What can I do with my degree?
Please see our ECON Career Informational Sheet
Economics majors typically pursue careers in:
- Financial Sector
- Public Policy
- Non-profit Work
- Economic Development
Sample Job Titles
-Financial, Treasury, Investment, Credit, Research
-Financial, Investment, Project
-Economic, Banking, Investment
Thinking about graduate school?
Some of our majors, of course, go on to graduate school in Economics.
Economics is also a great foundation for Law School, an MBA, a Ph.D. or Masters in Finance, or a Masters of Public Policy or Public Affairs. Along with Philosophy, Economics is the only major that appears in the Top 20 scores for the Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing sections.
Mean LSAT Scores by Major, 2015
Source: Law School Admissions Council (2015-2016 Academic Year)
|6. Political Science||153.3|