Hundreds of colleges offer four-year baccalaureate programs with majors in economics. Here is a list.
Many economics majors have four components:
- Start with one or two courses in the principles of economics as an introduction.
- Follow with three or four required courses in statistics, microeconomics theory, and macroeconomic theory as a core to build analytic and data skills. Some programs require calculus as a prerequisite to these courses.
- Pick four to six electives chosen from among local offerings in the fields of economics to gain experience in applying the core skills.
- Participate in a seminar or thesis experience for seniors that involves writing and presenting a significant original essay.
Some programs are allied with finance or business, some with agriculture and natural resources, and some with public policy programs. Some colleges offer joint majors between economics and mathematics, political science, history, environmental studies, or various business subjects.
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Students who complete the economics major pursue a variety of careers.