The Economics Department provides a solid foundation in economic theory, and helps students develop basic analytical skills, the capacity to do empirical work, and the ability to think “like an economist” about problems facing society. You may major or minor in economics.

One of the largest departments on campus, Economics is known for top-notch teaching, advising, and research opportunities that prepare you for the future, whatever your goal:

Our faculty has a long tradition of successful mentoring, as evidenced by the fact that our recent graduates went on to companies including 3M, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Ameriprise; graduate schools including the London School of Economics; and government service including the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and St. Louis.

Whether you’re attracted to investment banking in New York or development economics in Kenya, nonprofits or labor economics, econometrics or Adam Smith and Karl Marx, there is a place here for you. What are you waiting for?