Economics Major


Discover the intricacies of how the world works using combining rigorous analytical tools with social issues of equity and sustainability.

At a glance

An Economics degree provides a rigorous analysis of a wide range of real-world problems, such as poverty, inflation, unemployment, pollution, crime, taxes, finance, inequality, economic growth and more. You’ll get an education in economic theory and practical application, as well as a strong liberal arts curriculum that includes arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, advanced composition, and statistics. This well-rounded degree provides the skills needed to analyze problems, generate and test ideas, and develop effective communication and quantitative skills.  

Degree typeBachelor of Arts
FormatOn campus and online
Part ofCollege of Liberal Arts
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?Yes
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Some Career Options

Economics provides you with a broad academic background and critical thinking skills suitable to many fields: education, research, business, government, nonprofit, environmental conversation, international relations, and more. 

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