Department of Economics
What can I do with a degree in economics?
When you graduate with an economics degree, you can readily find a job in a variety of fields, including:
- political consulting
- nonprofit organizations
What will I learn?
The Department of Economics offers two different degree programs: business economics and general economics.
As a student in the business economics program, you will learn about the national economy and be able to think critically about and solve problems in the business world. You will be prepared for entry-level jobs in any area of business but will be particularly prepared for jobs that call for data analysis, pricing, purchasing and report writing.
As a student in the general economics program, you can choose between three emphases:
- quantitative economics (areas of study focus heavily on mathematical and statistical reasoning and include calculus and statistics in addition to foundations of economics)
- legal studies (topics include business law, persuasive communication, constitutional law, public policy analysis and others)
- international economics (studies focus on the emerging global economy and the problems associated with it)
What is the application process?
Students seeking a degree or certificate within the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics (GSBE) must be formally admitted. For admissions criteria and the step-by-step admissions process, click here.
- Bachelor's Degrees: Business Economics or General Economics
- Minors: Economics for Non-Business Majors or Economics Teaching
The Department of Economics is part of the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—the highest level of accreditation attainable.