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A recent study by the Department of Labor indicates that economics jobs in industry are projected to increase by 27 percent. A degree in economics can also make you more employable on the international scene. Studies indicate that economics majors are earning substantially higher starting salaries than other social science and humanities majors.
In the introductory courses, you’ll learn about basic market processes and how income, inflation and unemployment are determined at the national level. Areas you’ll explore in upper-level courses are:
About 50 percent of the nation’s economists work for private firms in banking, consulting, financial services, health care, insurance, international trade, labor relations and marketing.
Possible career fields and employers include:
Some of our graduates work for Citigroup, Texas Instruments, GEICO and Buxton. Other graduates are pursuing graduate studies in Economics or are enrolled in some of the nation’s top law schools.