Economics Major & Minor

The Department of Economics helps students understand economic behavior and how the economy creates wealth and contributes to well-being. Students can study international economies, economic development and growth, labor markets, industries and businesses, financial markets, monetary economics, public policy, environmental economics and other important topics.

Why study economics?  These students can tell you why.

Economics is
applicable and helpful
in everyday life.

Jack Magnuson

Economics looks 
at issues
across the world.

Kenedy Meyer

Economics is very 
intuitive once you
undertand the basics.

Zack Eichten

Economics opens up
 opportunities in a
 myriad of industries.

Erin Peller

Economics exposes you
to analytical skills and
real world experience.

Jake Braun

Overview of Program

Graduates find success in their post-college academic and professional careers - including work in business, finance, government, public policy, law and academia.
For students interested in pursuing opportunities in management and finance, law and policy, international development,
or graduate studies in economics go to the Academic and Career Advising section. 

A flexible program allows students to pursue other areas of academic interests as well
as to participate in study abroad programs.

Eight full-time faculty members offering excellent advising and
mentoring to students — both majors and minors.

An undergraduate research seminar and project helps students gain valuable skills in understanding e
conomic problems and in preparing and presenting high quality research using careful analysis and quantitative tools.

An active intellectual life both on and off campus through the Clemens Lecture Series, departmental
seminars and participation in conferences.

Engage faculty who love to teach.