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Economics - Is it for me?

1. Small classes

Economics major classes are small, typically between 10 to 25 students;  giving students the opportunity to interact with the faculty and receive personal attention throughout the major. 

2) Many electives

The major and minor consist of a core set of courses but the remaining credit hours are fulfilled through different electives.  The economics department has a large set of electives covering a wide range of topics allowing you to customize your courses according to your interests.

3) More career opportunities 

Economics consistently ranks as one of the highest paying majors with both a high starting salary and high income growth.  Economics is also the most likely major to produce a CEO of a Fortune 500 company (Flynn, P. and M. Quinn, 2010. " Economics: Good Choice of Major for Future CEOs." The American Economist, 55(1).).

4) Graduate school

Graduate programs across all disciplines provide students with additional skills which increase career opportunities.  Economics majors do very well when applying to a variety of graduate programs including economics programs, law schools and MBA programs.  Additionally, the department's Combined BA/MA or BBA/MA allows students to complete their BA or BBA and earn an MA in Economics at an accelerated pace.

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