Economics Major

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As an economist, you’re curious about the economic forces that affect all dimensions of human activity. As an economics student at Truman, you 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 economics major, you learn important incentives for understanding human behavior, moral and ethical challenges in real-world situations, equity and efficiency trade-offs and more. 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. Truman also offers an Economics Minor to accompany another area of study.

A Community of Engaged Learners

At Truman, you work side-by-side with other bright students and compelling professors. As a result, you learn from the intellectual communication in class discussions, group projects outside of class, and casual gathering spots around campus. Your professors make teaching you their top priority— advising, mentoring, and teaching. You can also work with faculty to gain experience in all phases of research from data collection to national presentations.

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Pursue Further

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, as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Those who enter graduate programs often pursue studies in:

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Politics
  • Public Policy
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