Courses for a Career in Government

Many employees of government agencies are trained in economics and business. These people work in the areas of economic development, urban planning, housing, transportation, natural resource management, government finance, and numerous other governmental divisions. In addition, an economics major can be an important component in a preprofessional undergraduate program leading to graduate study in areas such as law, urban planning, international relations, and public administration.

(a) To prepare yourself for a career in government, you should consider as electives:

* ECON 231 (Environmental Economics and Policy)
* ECON 457 (Finance)
* ECON 431 (Public Finance)
* ECON 442 (Labor Economics).

(b) If you anticipate a career in the Federal Reserve System or as a federal policy analyst, you should also consider:

* ECON 356 (Capital Markets)
* ECON 422 (International Finance in Historical Perspective).

(c) Finally, many of the skills required in non-profit organizations are similar to those required in the business sector or those which lay the foundation for a successful entrepreneur. See Business and International for courses related to these interests.