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Bachelor of Science in Economics

The Economics Program offers flexible degree options that can be tailored for a variety of career choices.

The Bachelor of Science Option, or the Bachelor of Science with Computing Option, provide strong quantitative and analytical training for those considering a career as an analyst or attending graduate school in economics or business with courses in econometrics and mathematical economics.

Many employers who hire for entry-level economics positions indicate that the BS signals a stronger quantitative/analytical background.

What will I study?

The economics major provides students with a strong foundation in economics and the opportunity to select from a broad range of upper-division courses. It allows the flexibility to craft a program related to a student's individual interests. Students considering an economics major are urged to consult with an Economics Program advisor to tailor a program best suited to their individual goals.

The most recent requirements for the BS degree may be found in the Economics Departments Course Catalog listings.

What could I do with my degree?

  • A major in economics prepares students for careers in a wide variety of private and public sector occupations as well as for graduate study in economics, law, public policy and business. Past graduates have worked as stockbrokers, bankers, union officials, market analysts, managers, researchers and salespersons. Export/import firms, public utilities, consulting firms, railroads, airlines, banks and a variety of local, state and federal government agencies, have employed them. Others have successfully completed graduate studies in economics at schools such as Yale, Purdue, UCLA, Rice, Oregon, Washington State University and the University of Washington or received law and MBA degrees at numerous other universities.
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