Economics (Politics and the Economy) (BS)

The concentration in politics and the economy serves undergraduate students in the BS program in economics who wish to pursue careers in business, economic and political consulting, political science, law and government. In addition to coursework drawn from economics, the concentration also requires coursework that highlights the impact of government policies on the economy and the conditions under which government interventions may be warranted. Students take political science courses that provide a deep understanding of political processes and institutions as well as methodologies for understanding that behavior.

Degree Offered

Economics (Politics and the Economy) (BS)
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Career Outlook

Upon completion of the economics degree program with a concentration in politics and the economy, graduates are well-prepared for successful careers in business, economic and political consulting, law and government, whether they seek employment immediately upon graduation or they choose to pursue advanced degrees in law, business, economics or political science.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$90,870
Energy Brokers 8.3%$51,670
Environmental Economists 5.7%$95,710
Survey Researchers11.6%$49,760
Investment Fund Managers 3.9%$105,060
Lawyers 5.6%$114,970
Political Scientists-2.3%$104,920
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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