department of economics

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Quick Facts


  • Over 200 Majors
  • 15 Full-time faculty

Degrees offereed:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Economics)
  • Bachelor of Science (Economic Theory and Methods)

Career options:

Majoring in Economics is valuable because graduate schools and employers often view graduation with an economics degree as evidence of your ability to think logically and critically and your mastery of basic quantitative skills. It also provides a good background for many jobs in business, management, and government.

Undergraduate training in Economics provides a liberal arts education that prepares students for a wide array of interesting career options including:

  • Graduate work in business, economics, international relations, law, public policy, or
  • Employment in banking and financial services, education, management trainee programs, government administration, and community and public service

See this short video produced by the American Economics Association for more detail.


Learning Outcomes

See the list of specific learning outcomes for Economics majors.

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