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Study the science of decision making in Economics

The study of economics provides students with valuable competencies, combining analytical and communicative skills. These analytical skills are the foundation for economic reasoning. They include problem solving, critical thinking, and strategic decision making to analyze human behavior and the making of choices. Applications of this way of thinking are used to evaluate business operations, government policies, development projects and in law.

Economics does not pigeonhole its graduates. The skill sets students learn can be applied in a wide range of occupations as noted by these famous economic majors: John Elway, Ronald Reagan, Mick Jagger, Bill Belichick, Sandra Day-O'Connor, and Paul Newman. Economics, as an undergraduate degree, allows students to gain more experience, both life and academic, before specializing in a career track in graduate or professional school. Many economic majors go to law school, or pursue Masters in Business Administration or Masters in Public Administration degrees. Those interested in data analytics will be able to hone their skill with a Masters in Applied Econometrics degree.

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Find out more about the Judith A. and Robert E. Griffin Experimental Economics Lab.

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Economics majors work in all industries, collaborating with key stakeholders to evaluate any setting or environment. The US Bureau of Labor expects jobs for economists to keep pace with the national average, and demand to be fueled by an increasingly complex and competitive global environment.

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Why I Chose Economics

“After giving the introductory classes a try, I fell madly in love with economics-it includes all of my favorite subjects such as mathematics, psychology, sociology, statistics and finance. Plus, I quickly learned how helpful, knowledgeable and diverse the faculty is which made it that much more appealing.” - Hunter '20