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               The need for people who can think, learn and solve problems is timeless.                  Economics hones these time-honored abilities.


Individuals, businesses and governments face daily decisions about how to allocate scarce resources. The choices are extensive and range from which career path to follow, which candidates would make the best hires, what goods should be produced, and what policies will lead to the best outcomes.

Economics is the study of this critical decision-making behavior. It is a mode of thinking and reasoning with widespread application.

Some vocations may require very specific skills that can change over time, such as knowledge of particular computer programs or specialized equipment. Economics hones the skills that employers value most highly -- the ability to think critically and carefully, the ability to learn new skills, and the ability to solve problems.

Our Economics major is offered through the College of Letters and Science. We offer training in:

  • Behavioral economics
  • Economic development
  • Environmental policy and natural resource economics
  • Financial economics
  • Health economics
  • International economics and trade
  • Labor economics
  • Money and banking
  • Public policy analysis
  • Statistics and econometrics

Still wondering about economics?

Visit the American Economic Association's student resource page to learn more about the discipline and potential career paths for economists, including their video, "A career in Economics: It's much more than you think."