About Our Program
Economics provides the tools to understand critical issues such as unemployment, inflation, exchange rates, labor markets, economic development, international trade and finance, and the environment. Economics also offers the practical advantage of opening up career opportunities. Both firms and government agencies are interested in undergraduate Economics majors for entry level jobs (here is a list of jobs in which our graduates are currently employed).
The degree demonstrates your ability to clearly analyze and work comfortably with numbers. A national survey for the Class of 2012 shows that economics graduates earn an average starting salary of $54,800, the highest of any business related and social science major. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports that those with an Economics degree had the highest earnings of all majors. Furthermore, other reports show that salary projections over the career estimate that the median earnings at mid-career is nearly $95,000, the highest for any major except engineering, physics, computer science, and applied math.