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Department of Economics

Why You Should Major in Economics

When ranked by the following, Economics was listed as one of the:

  • Most lucrative college majors (Forbes)
  • Best entry-level salaries for new graduates (CNN)
  • College degrees most in demand (CNBC)

"It [isn't] just banks and insurance companies that express interest in economics majors - companies in industries such as utilities and retailing [do] so, too."

- Wall Street Journal

It's Versatile

Our economics graduates pursue careers in a variety of fields. Check out the Alumni Careers page for our grads.

  • Analyst/Consultant
  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Construction
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Geographic Information
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Management/Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing/Recruiting
  • Politics
  • Real Estate
  • Sales/Retail
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • University Administrator
  • University Professor