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Become an Economic Expert

Economics is the study of how societies organize to achieve their material wants. Key social institutions linked to the economy include private businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Economics students gain an understanding of the complex functioning of a modern economy and the many important problems that can impact the lives of everyone. These problems include: unemployment, inflation, lack of economic growth, poverty and environmental degradation. Knowledge of the economy, combined with the analytical and quantitative skills gained, is highly desirable in any number of professional fields and is an excellent addition to other majors and minors like Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban and Regional Studies, Environmental Science and Global Studies. Economics is also one of the best majors for students preparing for law school or graduate school in business and public administration.


Major Requirements

There are two emphases for the major: Applied Economics and Financial Economics.

Applied Economics Major Requirements

Financial Economics Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

These are the course and credit requirements for a Minor in Computer Science. 

Minor Requirements

Is Economics Right for Me?

Economics students must be willing to apply skills to new situations, be practical thinkers, have enthusiasm and motivation, and be looking for a career with variety and new challenges each day.

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Guidance at Every Turn

The Economics faculty is highly involved in the students' education, both inside and outside of the classroom. Students get the personal attention they need. You'll always have a helping hand.

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What Will I Learn?

Student will gain knowledge of computers, statistical principles, basic economic principles & theory, and the ability to solve problems using theory.

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Endless Careers

You could be a Actuary, Auditor, Bank Officer, Bond Trader, Business Manager, Consultant, Cost Analyst, Credit Analyst, Demographer, Economist, Estate Planner, Financial Officer...

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Meet Tom Nesslein

“Economics is a challenging major, but the future benefits in terms of income and flexibility in the labor market greatly exceed the costs. A key indicator of this is that economics is the largest major at elite liberal arts institutions such as Amherst and Williams College, as well as many prestigious public universities such as the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan.”
- Tom Nesslein, Assoc. Professor and Chair, Economics 

Tom is also here to help! If you have any questions about the Economics program please contact us!

Meet all our brilliant Economics professors.

Become a Phoenix


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