Economics is a way of thinking, a method of inquiry used by both private sector decision-makers and policy-makers in business, government, and society at large. The student who elects economics as a major will develop the analytical ability to frame and solve complicated problems that arise in business and in government and in society at large.
An undergraduate major in economics can serve as the basis for a successful and challenging career or as the foundation for graduate or professional study. Graduates can look forward to opportunities in business, law, foreign service, government, or financial services. Students desiring more education will have the undergraduate background to undertake graduate study in economics, business or public policy. The economics major is also well regarded by law schools.