Challenge yourself with different ways of thinking about common problems.
Fuel, food, water, time—resources that society needs but that can be in short supply. By studying economics, you’ll learn to think critically about individual and collective decisions over the use of resources and how these decisions can transform societies, for better or worse. From poverty to pollution, import tariffs to procrastination about saving for retirement, students in economics use intuition, math, and data to build and test models about everyday choices made by individuals and firms in a variety of settings.
In coursework, students engage in economic modeling and applied research. In doing so, you’ll learn to express your ideas clearly and know how to back them up with evidence. You will be well prepared for graduate study not only in economics but also in law, public affairs, health and business administration, and other social sciences and for careers in public policy, business, finance, data science, journalism, and more.