An economics degree enables students to understand how society chooses to use its resources to attain diverse, and often conflicting, goals. A degree in economics is not occupation-specific, but it provides a valuable "big picture" perspective that can be used in a variety of career paths. Economics emphasizes analysis, logical thought and problem solving skills, valued by large and small companies. Students of economics find employment in national and multi-national corporations, financial institutions, unions, all levels of government, non-profit and international organizations.

Outstanding Preparation

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics prepares students for careers that require an in-depth understanding of the forces of the economy. Economists study changes occurring in various countries, as well as individual sectors of an economy. You will learn how to:

  • Research and analyze economic issues
  • Conduct surveys and collect data
  • Analyze data using mathematical models and statistical techniques, and more!


  • Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Although various roles in businesses are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles. (Source: American Economic Association, 2017)
  • Economics is the 6th most in-demand degree by employers (National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2015).

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