Economics (BS, BA)

Program Overview

The Economics Department offers a BA, three BS degrees and a minor. The BA provides undergraduates with comprehensive exposure to the principles and tools of economics. BS degrees with specializations in economic analysis, financial economics and economic policy analysis offer more focused curricula for undergraduates planning advanced study or careers in economics, financial analysis or government.

Degrees Offered

  • BS in Economics
  • BA in Economics

Concentrations/Tracks

  • BS in Economics: Economic Policy Analysis
  • BS in Economics: Financial Analysis

Internships, research opportunities and more

Students interested in interning are encouraged to consult with the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development. The J.C. Liu Honors Thesis Program is a three-semester program beginning junior year during which students work one-on-one with a faculty member they select on a topic of interest to them.

Coursework

Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

Economics majors gain a wide range of skills that are easily transferable, including an ability to think analytically and logically, perform well in written and oral expression and conduct quantitative research. These skills enable students to pursue careers in a variety of fields.

Although various roles in business are most common, economics majors are successful in law, medicine, government, nonprofits and international relations, as well as in academic roles. Read more about careers for economics majors..