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Two degree programs in economics are available: the business economics concentration at the Moore School of Business, and the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in economics in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The economics curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences provides a strong liberal arts education with specialization in both theoretical and applied economics. The major is completed with 24 semester hours of economics courses. Overall course work is completed with 120 semester hours. 

Careers in Economics

Economics is a career field offering a wide variety of opportunities. Professional economists are involved in economic forecasting, market research, cost-effectiveness studies, investment analysis, policy analysis, impact studies, program evaluations, and solving budget problems.

Graduates with degrees in economics are employed:

  • in banking, manufacturing, insurance, retailing, and economic research
  • in local, state, and federal government positions in regional planning and development; employment  and labor force analysis; ecology; transportation; and the regulation of industry
  • in teaching economics in secondary schools; a master's or doctoral degree is generally required to teach in colleges or universities.