As an economics student at Truman, you will pursue rigorous training in economic theory, learn critical-thinking skills, and explore your personal interests through research, professional internships, student groups, and study abroad.
Investigate Issues that Shape Societies
As an economist, you’re curious about the economic forces that affect all dimensions of human activity. At Truman, you will learn important incentives for understanding human behavior, moral and ethical challenges in real-world situations, equity and efficiency trade-offs and more. You can choose the Bachelor of Science for more advanced quantitative study or pursue a Bachelor of Arts and acquire intermediate proficiency in a foreign language and study quantitative methods through elementary statistics. Or pursue an Economics Minor to compliment another area of study at Truman.
A Lively Community of Learners
At Truman, you’re among other bright students who like a challenge. As a result, you learn from the intellectual communication of your peers in class discussions, group projects outside of class, and casual gatherings in places like the campus Quad, residence hall study lounges, and the café in Pickler Memorial Library. Our small classes ensure you have frequent one-on-one faculty interaction, and you can work in all phases of research from data collection to national presentations.
Our Graduates Succeed
Truman’s comprehensive economics major provides a solid background for a number of professions or further education after graduation. Our graduates obtain jobs in the business and public policy sectors, and with government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Those who enter graduate programs often pursue studies in:
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