Major in Economics
Understanding economics is important for anyone curious about wealth and poverty, financial events in the media, government programs and policies, and the structure of society.
A classical discipline, economics examines many of society’s most fundamental and controversial issues. As an integral part of a liberal arts education, economics explains how people and societies behave.
Careers and outcomes
The major in economics is designed for students with interests in either graduate studies (law, history, economics, business, sociology, political science, conflict transformation, economic development) or immediate employment in the public or private sector, like economics graduate Nessa Stoltzfus, who works for Oxfam America, an international relief organization. At Oxfam, Nessa coordinates the training of college students working toward social justice.
Our graduates are doing outstanding work in graduate school!
To encourage double majors, the required credit hours are kept to a low 48 hours. To ensure economics majors have a liberal arts perspective, students are strongly encouraged to take upper-level courses that build on EMU’s core curriculum such as philosophy, history and art.
Economics majors do not need to take the business core courses.