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

Economics prepares students to continue their studies in a graduate program. Economics graduates tend to work in a variety of industries, working in government, research, and financial analysis. 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

  • Financial Institutions
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Regulatory Organizations
  • Public Corporations
  • Private Companies

Suggested Certificates

  • Experiential Learning

Suggested Minors

  • Accounting
  • Banking and Financial Services (available online through Northern State University)
  • Legal Studies
  • Marketing
  • Applied Statistics

Clubs and Organizations

  • Economics Club
  • Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (FIRE)
  • Investment Club

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.