Want to understand human behavior and how societies use resources? Interested in policy and decision-making?
The B.S. Applied Social Science Economics concentration will give you concrete analytical skills that are in high demand in business, government and non-profit sectors.
Economics is the study of decision making. It’s the study of people and systems interacting to use resources in the best ways possible. This can mean combining inputs to maximize profits or working toward policies that encourage long-run sustainability.
Economics often involves topics like prices, business, and finance, but it’s not all about money. Economists are just as likely to study the environment, the health care system, or professional sports. Economics is a broad discipline that helps us understand historical trends, interpret today’s headlines, and make predictions about the future.
If you are interested in understanding how the world around you works, why people make the decisions they make, and how you can harness data to answer questions about the real world then economics might be for you.
The American Economics Association page for students provides information about the field, jobs, and research.
The Economics concentration can be combined with a variety of minors that will set you apart in the job market: