Economics, B.A./B.S.

In this program, you will earn your degree from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and learn how decisions made by consumers, firms and governments about the use of resources – like time and money – affect people and businesses. You will study economic factors like supply and demand, inflation, international trade, unemployment and governmental policies.

As an economics major, you will develop strong critical thinking, analytical and research skills. You will also build a solid foundation of knowledge of economic systems and regulation. You will be prepared for a variety of careers, spanning government administration, politics, business and economic research. This major is good preparation for graduate study in economics, law or business.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Are interested in local, national and global issues
  • Like working with numbers
  • Are an analytical thinker
  • Want a variety of career options

With this degree, you may become a:

  • Credit analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Industrial market analyst
  • Loan officer
  • Market analyst
  • Bond trader
  • Economic analyst
  • General manager
  • Insurance agent
  • Lobbyist
  • Purchasing analyst
  • Budget analyst
  • Environmental planner
  • Import/export agent
  • Investment broker
  • Management consultant
  • Politician
  • Government official
  • Real estate appraiser

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