Truman’s economics program combines theoretical and practical knowledge you can apply when approaching complex, real-world issues. Here, you can study ethical challenges, public policy debates, equity and efficiency tradeoffs, and more. You’ll find professors eager to help you understand the concepts as you learn about the mechanisms that drive economic life.

Degrees and Programs

Multidimensional Opportunities


Career Preparation

Economics students participate in summer internships across the country—cities for recent internships include St. Louis, Kansas City, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

Student Research Conference

Practical Experience

Undergraduate research is one way economics students at Truman start applying what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations. Research can also be used to distinguish yourself from others in the application process for graduate school or employment opportunities.

Students on study abroad trip

Experiential Learning

Economics is a subject you can study and observe practically anywhere in the world. Study abroad can be one of the most personally rewarding experiences of your collegiate career.

Economics at Truman

  • Our graduates learn to focus on life’s questions from a variety of viewpoints.
  • Economics is excellent preparation for law school, an MBA, and many professional careers.
  • Economics majors have the second-highest percentage of graduates with job offers  according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Recognition of student achievements through honors like the Outstanding Students in Economics and Economics Departmental Honors