Studying the science of money is the gateway to careers in law, business, journalism and countless other fields.
Technically speaking, economics is the study of how scarce resources are allocated to meet economic goals. In practice, that means being able to understand the very real results that occur when governments, businesses and people make decisions to achieve economic goals - an invaluable skill that UND Economics graduates bring to a broad range of careers.
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- 4 years
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Why Study Economics at UND?
When you study economics, you'll investigate the subject from two perspectives. The view from 30,000 feet, or macroeconomics, covers society-wide issues such as inflation, unemployment and economic growth. You'll also study the field on a closer, or microeconomic, level, learning to analyze product pricing, competition between businesses in an industry, and the effects of regulation.
Because you'll perform wide-ranging quantitative and qualitative analysis of economic and social forces as an Economics student, this major is a great launching pad for careers in law, journalism and other fields that demand an understanding of individuals and society - as well as, of course, careers in academia and as professional economist. (If you're interested in pursuing graduate study in economics or actuarial science, consider enrolling in the quantitative track offered by the major.)
Accelerated Degree Program
Interested in earning a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years? Consider the accelerated Economics (B.A./M.S.A.E.) degree program which focus on material from both the Economics (B.A.) program and our nationally ranked M.S. in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics graduate degree program.