Bachelor of Arts in Economics
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Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Through our strategic advising, you'll develop an individual plan for future success in the field of economics—whether you go on to graduate school or jump right into a career. Of course you’ll start with the basics like macro and microeconomics and quantitative analysis. Then, you’ll work with your advisor to select elective courses in the area of economics that interests you most. Many students choose to combine their economics degree with a second major in politics, history, international studies, computer science, or mathematics, while some students take minors in related fields.

Approximately 50% of our students do internships, many at high-profile organizations like Cigna, MassMutual Financial Group, and the Center for Education Simulation and Innovation at Hartford Hospital. Others choose to study abroad in places like Germany, India, or London. Right here at the University, we host the Deeds Symposium, which brings nationally-known scholars to campus to give lectures on free market analysis topics like “How Freedom Got Lost in the War on Global Poverty.”

Our graduates hold positions like grants assistant for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, consultant for product and regulatory approval at Aetna, and biostatistician at the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. If law school is calling, you should know that economics students place in the top 10% for LSAT scores and law school GPAs, according to the ABA Journal in 2014. Wherever you go next, the preparation you’ll get from the study of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences will last a lifetime.

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