Economics is a social science that studies scarcity, how people allocate resources and respond to incentives, and other complex issues of concern to society. In the Department of Economics, students embrace a rigorous curriculum that unveils the fascinating psychology and science behind production, consumption and wealth.
Our department’s experiential learning opportunities provide students with the chance to deepen their understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
The most popular careers in economics are in financial services, including brokerage firms, investment banks, retail banks and insurance companies. Economics is also applicable to many other fields such as consulting, retail management, consumer goods industries, advertising, publishing, non-profit research organizations and government agencies.