Explore how people and societies value, create and distribute resources
Economics prepares students for careers in a wide range of fields. Recent alumni work in finance and banking, business, accounting, international affairs, government, consulting, and more.
A degree in economics can lead to a career as a(n):
- Financial analyst
- Management consultant
- Investment analyst
- Financial manager
- Business strategist
- Software developer
- Public policy specialist
- Budget analyst
Experience the global economy
Because economics is of global importance, the department offers study abroad exchange programs at six leading universities across Europe and Asia. Undergraduate students can gain first-hand insight into how diverse cultures create, protect and allocate scarce resources.
Find Yourself in Economics
Analyze individual and institutional behaviors. Understand how resources can be allocated to enhance the public good.
Department of Economics Stories
Economics alumni share their career knowledge and experience with students through the department's mentorship program.
A violist, an economist, a poet, and a mathematician share the College of Arts & Sciences’ highest undergraduate honor, the Dean's Medal.