Why Major in Economics?
High Paying Degrees
A degree in economics is ranked higher paying than a degree in business or accounting! Economics provides versatility that similar business and mathematical majors do not. The degree opens doors to a variety of career opportunities.
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Excellent Career Opportunities
Economics is a practical field; a major in economics prepares you for careers in:
The department allows you to choose the program that is right for you! Choose from our three possible majors:
|Program||Link to Information|
|B.A. Economics||Econ Course Requirements 2016-2017|
|B.A. Business Economics||Business Econ Course Requirements 2016-2017|
|B.A. Mathematical Economics & Economic Theory||Mathematical Econ & Econ Theory Course Requirements 2016-2017|
All three major options have a required set of core courses – Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Calculus for Business or Calculus I, Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, and Economic Statistics. These courses are standard throughout national economic bachelor of arts programs, guaranteeing that, no matter your option, you will have a solid and complete understanding of the economics subject.
Analytical skills, a strong quantitative background, and clarity and precision of expression are qualities developed in the economics major. Additionally, knowledge of the operations of a complex economic system and its institutions provides skills applicable to a wide variety of job responsibilities in a number of occupational areas. The skills listed below are representative of those acquired from the study of economics and may be applied in various occupations.
The university’s Career Development Center staff provide assistance regarding career exploration and development tailored to your specific professional needs. They can help during every step of the career-decision making process, whether it is learning about majors and career options or finding the right internship or career position. The CDC is your best resource for job outlook, salary, and employment trend information and are equipped to provide you professional career advice.
The CDC hosts workshops and job fairs, and they manage a job and internship portal called CareerLINK. Students can also stop by during office hours or by appointment to receive individual career counseling.
Phone: (562) 985-4151
Location: Brotman Hall, room 250
Request an appointment with your CareerLINK account.