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A professor stands next to a whiteboard at the front of a classroom of economics majors, holding a marker and an eraser.

As an economics major you will receive an extensive education in the domestic and international economy. You will also study economic institutions, concepts and policy, as well as the tools of economic analysis. 

An economics major prepares students for careers in business, such as in banking, financial markets, insurance, law, management and consulting; in national, state and local governments; and in teaching, and for graduate study in economics and related fields, including business administration, finance, public policy and law. 

Students choose area electives from across the university and are encouraged to develop programs of study that are tailored to their individual needs and interests. 


The economics program requires a strong core of economic theory, supplemented by mathematics, data analysis or statistics and computer science. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Bristlecone, Inc.
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide
  • Freddie Mac
  • General Motors
  • Princeton Group
  • Public Policy Associates
  • U.S. Federal Reserve

Alumni work as: 

  • Consumer bankers
  • Equity research analysts
  • Investment advisers
  • Logistics coordinators
  • Mortgage bankers
  • Political opposition researchers
  • Sales managers

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