Why Major in Economics?
If you’re interested in examining any social science question using a quantitative, rigorous approach, general economics is for you. You will graduate with an expertise in data analysis and critical thinking, making you a highly valued employee in positions that require rigorous undergraduate training.
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SPECIALIZE YOUR DEGREE BY CHOOSING AN EMPHASIS:
Quantitative Economics focuses on the foundations of economics, along with mathematical and statistical reasoning, calculus and statistics, to prepare you for a career in actuarial science or to earn your graduate degree.
Economics with 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, which is useful during law school and in subsequent practice
This emphasis provides you with a background in the emerging global economy that allows further studies in international business or work for government agencies.
YOU'LL TAKE COURSES LIKE THESE:
- Research Methods (ECON 4980)
- International Trade (ECON 3110)
- Labor Economics (ECON 4100)
- Money and Banking (ECON 3400)
YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS LIKE THESE:
- Tabulating and manipulating data/data analysis
- Research and analysis, finding and testing relationships
- Applying statistical methods and testing hypothesis
- Communication skills, written and oral
- Understanding and interpreting relationships between economic indicators.
YOU'LL GET THESE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES:
- Conduct comprehensive research with direct faculty interaction
- Opportunities to publish and present your work at conferences like:
- Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research
- National Conference on Undergraduate Research
OUR ECONOMICS MAJORS ARE WORKING FOR THESE COMPANIES (AND MORE)