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Economics is the study of decision-making and public policy. It also studies the decisions of buyers and sellers in product and labor markets. Special topics include labor economics, urban economics, and such headline issues as the environment, poverty, crime, health, education, energy, and the arts. Probably more than any other factor, it is the relevance of economics that initially attracts students. Few, if any, disciplines are equal to economics in preparing one to be an interested, interesting, and competent observer of current events. This is because economics is a social science that develops models for organizing facts and thinking effectively. This empowers its students to make well-reasoned decisions - in analyzing personal decisions and business problems and in drawing informed conclusions about public policy - based on a comprehensive analysis of the costs and benefits of alternatives. Because economics is so often connected to government policy, students also learn about the legal and political institutions that affect consumers, workers, and businesses.

Most graduates use economics as a stepping stone to other occupations. Economic training is wide reaching, and thus, career alternatives are relatively well paid and unusually varied, including business, finance, banking, journalism, and government service. If one is unsure of what major to choose or what career to pursue, economics offers the ability to keep one’s options for the future more flexible. In a word, economics offers a course of study that is interesting and provocative, beneficial in terms of career options, and useful in understanding the world.

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Job Titles

  • Actuary
  • Financial Economist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Financial Officer
  • Politician
  • Bank Officer
  • Financial Planner/ Analyst
  • Populations Studies Analyst
  • Bond Trader
  • Financial Reporter
  • Property Manager
  • Business Forecaster
  • Government Administrator
  • Public Administrator/ Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Purser
  • Chamber of Commerce Analyst
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Real Estate Agent/Broker
  • Commodities Trader
  • Industrial Economist
  • Retail Sales Manager
  • Commodity- Industry Analyst
  • Industrial Transportation Specialist
  • Securities Salesperson/ Broker
  • Compensation/Benefits Administrator
  • Industrial/ Institutional Buyer
  • Securities Trader
  • Consultant
  • Institutional Research Director
  • Statistician
  • Consumer Affairs Director
  • Insurance Salesperson
  • Teacher
  • Consumer Goods Manufacturers Representative
  • Intelligence Agent
  • Technical Writer
  • Cost Analyst
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Credit Analyst/Loan Officer
  • Journalist
  • Treasury Management Specialist
  • Demographer
  • Labor Economist
  • Underwriter
  • Economist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Urban/ Regional Planner
  • Efficiency Expert
  • Lawyer
  • Wage and Salary Administrator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Litigation Analyst
  • Public Utilities Manager
  • Estate Planner
  • Management Consultant/ Analyst
  • Information Scientist

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