Why BA in Economics?


With a BA in economics, you will have the analytical know-how to solve real-world problems and wide-ranging public affairs issues. Economics majors typically possess strong critical thinking skills necessary to interpret and evaluate arguments. Consequently, they enjoy researching and debating different points of view on wide-ranging issues.

The BA in economics has the flexibility and in-depth training you need to become a well-rounded leader ready for further graduate study or a successful career. Economics is a popular major for students planning to enter graduate programs in areas such as law or business, where economics courses are often required for admission. Students wishing to enter the job market after graduation often find jobs as:

  • Professional economists in academic institutions, business or government      
  • Financial advisers      
  • Business managers      
  • High school economics teachers 

With a professionally active faculty with a wide range of research interests, you will learn from leaders in the field about a number of economic topics including international trade, industrial organization, environmental development and labor economics. You will acquire in-depth expertise in economics plus comprehensive knowledge in liberal arts.