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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.

$56K
AVERAGE SALARY ECONOMIC
UNDERGRADS IN THE WESTERN US

100%
OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2016

29:1
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
(0 STUDENT INSTRUCTORS)

50%
OF OUR ECON UNDERGRADS ARE ACCEPTED
TO GRAD SCHOOL AFTER GRADUATION

 

 

ECONOMICS CAREERS
 

Research Associate Career

 

The world of economics is so vast, it's valuable in EVERY industry.  Here are just a few of the jobs you may find yourself in:

  • Economic analyst
  • Program analyst
  • Research associate
  • Budget analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Public finance specialist

Explore Fascinating Economics Careers

ECONOMICS STUDENTS
 

Erin, Economics Major, 2017

 

Students that study business economics often have several traits in common.  Many are natural leaders, unafraid to take risks, have a competitive spirit, ability to take initiative and have solid communication skills.   

Meet Erin. Weber State wasn't her first choice and she started her education elsewhere in Logan, but made the change of her life when she got married and moved to Ogden to be with her husband.  It wasn't the change she expected, but it ended up being an experience of a lifetime, one she never would have received elsewhere. (read Erin's full story)

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A QUICK LOOK AT THIS MAJOR
  

DEGREE:

Bachelor of Science in
Economics

HOURS REQUIRED: 120 total
40 Upper division required
MIN. CUMULATIVE GPA:

C or higher in Math 1050
C or higher in ENGL 2010

C-  or higher for all
Business Foundations courses
2.5 cumulative GPA for Business
Foundations courses
2.5 overall university GPA

MINOR: Not required
GRAD MAP: Grad Maps
CATALOG: Business Economics (BS)
GET ADMITTED: Goddard Admissions
ACCREDITED AACSB Accredited

SPECIALIZE YOUR DEGREE BY CHOOSING AN EMPHASIS:

 

Quantitative Economics:

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.

Legal Studies:

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

International Economics:

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)

 See full list of course requirements

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)

 

USAF  Maverik  Goldman Sachs  State Farm  Amer Sports  Marketstar  Intermountain Healthcare