Economics

  • How do people and businesses make decisions?
  • Why does our economy have expansions and recessions?
  • What is government’s role in the economy?
  • What is the best use of natural resources?
  • Is trading with other countries good for the economy?
  • What should be produced in a world with limited resources?

A degree in economics will help you answer these questions and many more!

The Economics faculty within the School of Business is dedicated to the success of our students.
With average introductory class sizes of 35 and upper divisional class sizes of 12, students get the opportunity to interact with faculty, enhancing the learning experience.

Career Options

Advisement within the major is available for many career options, including:
  • Law School
  • Graduate School (Master’s, Doctorate)
  • Small Business Management
  • Public Policy
An economics degree provides excellent preparation for careers in:
  • Business
  • Law
  • Academics
  • Research
  • Government
  • Entrepreneurship

B.B.A. with Major in Business Economics (120 hours)

1. Completion of the B.B.A. Common Requirements – 102 hours2. ECON 310, 320, and 450 – 9 hours

3. Two ECON electives at the 300- or 400-level – 6 hours

4. One School of Business elective – 3 hours

Minor in Economics (18 hours)

1. ECON 203, 204, 310, and 320 – 12 hours2. Two ECON electives – 6 hours

Collateral in Economics (12 hours)

1. ECON 203, 204, 310, and 320 – 12 hours

Quick Facts: Economists

2019 Median Pay

$105,020 per year

$50.49 per hour


Typical Entry-Level Education

Master’s degree


Work Experience in a Related Occupation

None

On-the-job Training

None


Number of Jobs, 2014

21,500


Job Outlook, 2018-28

8%


Employment Change, 2018-28

1,700