Clair Smith, Chair

Economics is a liberal arts discipline that combines theory and quantitative analysis. It studies the choices and actions of different agents in a world of limited resources. Students consider the interaction of consumers, producers, and governments in a wide variety of subject areas, developing strong analytical skills in critical thinking and applied statistics. These qualities are heavily demanded in today's ever-changing work environment. Newly graduated economics majors find that their flexibility, global perspectives, and problem solving abilities are great assets for a nearly limitless array of career and employment opportunities. Economics majors are especially valued in government, finance, education, business management, and human services. Additionally, the major also offers great preparation for graduate study in economics but also public policy, public health, business, and law. On average, economics consistently ranks among the top when looking at Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) score by major.