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Economics (B.A./B.S.)

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Decisions for the future.

Economics graduates tend to work in a variety of industries, working in government, research, financial analysis and commodity risk management. Economics prepares students to continue their studies in a graduate program. Quite often they go on to graduate studies in economics, business (MBA) or law school.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy math and working with numbers.
  • Are an analytical thinker.
  • Interested in local, national and global issues.
  • Enjoy research and theory.
  • May be interested in graduate or law school.

Career Opportunities

  • Banking
  • Business or financial analysis
  • Government
  • Graduate school
  • Investments

Recent Employers

  • Financial institutions
  • Governmental agencies
  • Regulatory organizations
  • Public corporations
  • Private companies

Internship Opportunities

  • Research analyst intern
  • Junior financial representative
  • Financial institution examiner intern
  • Logistics intern
  • Title insurance intern

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.