Economics is the study of how societies produce and exchange goods and services to satisfy material needs. Economists analyze the process of economic growth and identify policies that contribute to economic stability and progress. Students examine the sources of economic growth–how societies produce more of what they need. The major in economics is a good foundation for graduate studies in advanced economics, public policy, law, or business.

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Economics Department

Job Titles

Acquisitions Analyst Human Resources Administrator
Actuary* Internal Revenue Officer
Auditor Investment Analyst
Bank Examiner Lawyer*
Budget Analyst Legislator*
Chamber of Commerce Analyst Management Consultant
Civil Rights Analyst Market Risk Analyst
Claims Investigator Modeling Analyst
Client Service Analyst Paralegal
Commodity Trader Policy Analyst*
Consumer Loan officer Professor*
Contract Specialists Quantitative Analyst
Cost Analyst Real Estate Agent*
Data Analytics Consultant Research Assistant
Economist* Stock Broker
Equity Trader Teacher*
Financial Analyst Transportation Industrial Analyst
Foreign Service Officer

Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships. 


Banks Market Research Firms
Brokerage Companies Microfinance Organizations
Colleges/Universities Nonprofit Organizations
Consulting Firms Private/Public Schools
Financial Services Firms Real Estate Firms
Hospitals Research Organizations
Insurance Companies Think Tanks
Investment Firms Law Firms
Government Agencies, including: Law Firms, Federal Reserve, General Services Administration, Government Accountability Office, Economic Development Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Transportation



These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Economics Initiative Intern
  • Operations Intern
  • Public Affairs Intern
  • Finance Intern

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For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


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Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

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Social Media

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