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Majors and programs


The average starting salary for economics majors is among the highest of all new college graduates. Gain a firm grounding in modern economic theory, a basic descriptive knowledge of the U.S. and world economy and the capability for quantitative research and critical thought. Requirements allow substantial freedom for students both in designing individual programs within economics and in balancing the programs with subjects in other disciplines. Choose from a wide variety of economics courses, including relatively unique offerings such as American economic history, the economics of gender and baseball economics. Excel and you may qualify for our honors program, which includes a course in econometrics and an advanced independent study. Learn more

Applied mathematical economics

This program applying mathematics to the economic problems of production, consumption and distribution will train you as a quantitative economist ready to step into a research position in government or business. Offered jointly by the departments of mathematics and economics, the program's course requirements and electives divide equally between economic theory and mathematics, and include computer science coursework. Your degree prepares you for the growing importance of analyzing and applying statistics and data. Learn more