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An undergraduate degree in Economics leads to a great diversity of professional opportunities for those who wish to pursue graduate education as well as for those who want to enter the workforce immediately after college.

What Can You Do With An Economics Degree?

Most public policy issues have a strong economic dimension; therefore, economics is a natural undergraduate major for those interested in public policy, public administration, or public health.

Our recent graduates have secured jobs at J.P. Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, Prudential, Bank of America, Signet Bank, UBS, Credit Suisse, ING, Wachovia, Robinson-Humphrey, The Brattle Group, and Smith Barney, among other places.

Many private-sector job opportunities are available for economics majors in the banking industry, brokerage houses, investment banks, insurance companies, and law firms.

Work as a financial analyst, risk management analyst, forecaster, or analyst staff member in litigation or merger and acquisition departments.

  • Work at the Federal Reserve Bank in the research department or as analysts in the compliance and enforcement divisions of the Bank
  • Become a policy analyst or research associate in various government agencies at the federal, state, or local level, as well as in the think tanks throughout the United States.

Economics majors, especially Economics-Human Health joint majors, receive the foundation to pursue a variety of careers in healthcare including policy analysis, consulting, administration and management, and informatics. Economics majors also pursue pre-health tracks for their future medical careers.