An undergraduate degree in economics can serve a variety of purposes within the general liberal arts curriculum and provides a background for postgraduate study in a number of professional schools. Additionally, economics is frequently taken as a dual major with business at the undergraduate level. Graduate-level options that economics majors can pursue are: law, business, economic forecasting, public administration, professional health management, hospital administration, urban affairs, and transportation studies. Both a BA and BS are offered.
The MS in Quantitative Economics (MQE) is an intensive 8-month STEM-designated professional degree program that will equip students with skills in economic modeling and intuition; data science and econometrics; and analytic storytelling, communications, and professionalism. Graduates meet employer demand for well-rounded individuals who can bring economic insights and strategic thinking to data science. The PhD program prepares students for job-market success, touting outstanding job placement rates.