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Economics is the study of how individuals, businesses and governments allocate resources to satisfy their objectives. The concentration in economics prepares students for graduate study in fields such as business and law, for graduate study leading to teaching and research in economics, and can be a stepping stone to employment in business, finance and non-profit and government organizations. Students may choose either the standard or professional track.

Concentration Requirements

Students who wish to declare the economics concentration must FIRST meet with a concentration advisor during office hours. Advisors will not contact students and will not approve concentration declarations until they have met with the student.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Learn principles of decision-making by individuals, households and firms
  • Analyze economic activity on a national and global scale, including aspects of employment, production of goods and services, and pricing
  • Gain familiarity with one or more economic subfields
  • Acquire advanced skills in quantitative thinking
  • Develop facility in applying statistical methods to economic data


  • Business Economics
  • Business Economics - Professional
  • Economics - Professional

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 194 26 9
2015 178 16 9
2016 150 16 9
2017 127 4 5
2018 164 5 8
2019 141 5 5

Alumni Pathways

Alumni who pursued the economics concentration have gone to work as financial advisors and attorneys and are chief executive officers and chief operating officers in a variety of industries. Others have pursued careers in public health, landscape architecture and the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies: Rachel Friedberg