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Studying General Economics at Weber State

Weber State’s general economics major offers students interested in pursuing business, banking or law the data-analysis and critical-thinking skills to become valuable employees in positions that require rigorous undergraduate training.

General Economics Highlights

In Weber State’s general economics major, you’ll develop strong connections with your professors and fellow students. You’ll share classes with peers who have already won awards for their research, and learn from professors celebrated for their professional contributions to the field and their outstanding work as mentors to their students.

You can also tailor your degree to fit your goals by focusing on one of three areas of study: quantitative economics, legal studies or international economics.

Weber’s John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This distinction is held by fewer than 6% of all business schools.

Beyond the Classroom

As a general economics major, you can participate in the Student Economic Association, present and publish your undergraduate research, study abroad and take part in a variety of field-related internships.

Ming Ge

Class of 2015

“The program nurtured us to develop our analytical skills as well as think critically and broadly. Doing research under the guidance of professors has prepared me to pursue a doctorate in economics.”

What You’ll Learn at Weber

General economics majors gain skills in:

  • Tabulating and manipulating data/data analysis
  • Researching, analyzing, finding and testing relationships
  • Applying statistical methods and testing hypotheses
  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics
  • Written and oral communication
  • Understanding and interpreting relationships between economic indicators

You'll also gain knowledge based on your area of study:

  • International economics provides a background in the emerging global economy.
  • Quantitative economics focuses on the foundations of economics, along with mathematical and statistical reasoning, calculus and statistics.
  • Legal studies provides you with analytical skills and knowledge of business law and legal institutions in the context of the U.S. and global economy.

What You Can Do after Weber

Recent general economics graduates from the Goddard School work as economics or program analysts, research associates, budget analysts, management consultants and public finance specialists.

Your career options will also depend on your area of study:

  • International economics prepares you for further studies in international business or work with government agencies.
  • Quantitative economics prepares you for careers in actuarial science or graduate studies in related fields.
  • Legal studies prepares you for a career in economics or a graduate program in law.

About half of WSU economics graduates pursue graduate school.

Career & Salary Outlook

Our recent general economics graduates earn an average starting salary of $48,000.

Common careers for general economic graduates in the U.S. and Utah
Descriptions, job outlook, salary information and more ... 
(Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, utahfutures.org)

Faculty Perspective

  • Therese Grijalva

    "Students are empowered to take ownership of their learning."
  • Andrew Keinsley

    "It’s more than just money. Students develop the tools necessary to analyze the environment around them and solve problems both big and small."
  • Brandon Koford

    "Our goal is to provide, through both teaching and research, a better understanding of the economic issues that face our society and to ensure our students graduate with the skills to confront them."