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Students in the Economics program study economic issues at the state, national, and international levels. Areas of focus include Economics of Healthcare, Environmental Economics, Behavioral economics, Neuroeconomics, Experimental Economics, International Economics, and Big Data Economics.



Economists develop theories to explain how the components of the economy like individual people, companies, and the government operate and interact with one another.  We gather data to estimate the relationships among the various aspects of the economy.  Based on these analyses, economists predict how people and companies will respond to changes in policies and external forces.  These predictions, in turn, help guide private and public decision-makers to form appropriate policies.  One of the best things about Economics is that the demand for economics majors is strong in the private sector and government.  Economics is also great preparation for graduate school, whether you are leaning towards business, law, public policy, or going on to become an economist yourself!  If you’re still deciding, the flexibility that economics offers can help you keep your options open.

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Career paths

  • Federal, state, and local government agencies and contractors from the CIA to the Department of Agriculture
  • International organizations such as the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), World Bank, World Trade Organization (WTO), and Red Cross.
  • Medical care and research
  • Legal firms
  • Engineering
  • Data and Analytical firms
  • Banking and Financial Institutions


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