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Two degree programs in economics are available: the Business Economics concentration from the Darla Moore School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in economics from the College of Arts and Sciences. All economics courses are taught by faculty at the Moore School; students earning a degree from the Moore School take additional business core courses, while students earning a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences take more courses in non-business subjects.

The economics curriculum in the College of Arts and Sciences provides a strong liberal arts education with specialization in both theoretical and applied economics. The major is completed with 24 semester hours of economics courses. Overall course work is completed with 120 semester hours. 

Careers in Economics

Economics is a career field offering a wide variety of opportunities. Professional economists are involved in economic forecasting, market research, cost-effectiveness studies, investment analysis, policy analysis, impact studies, program evaluations, and solving budget problems.

Graduates with degrees in economics are employed:

  • in banking, manufacturing, insurance, retailing, and economic research
  • in local, state, and federal government positions in regional planning and development; employment  and labor force analysis; ecology; transportation; and the regulation of industry
  • in teaching economics in secondary schools; a master's or doctoral degree is generally required to teach in colleges or universities. 

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