Economics Major (BA, BS)
A bachelor’s degree in economics at Truman provides you with a toolkit for thinking about the world around you. Learning to focus on life’s questions from a variety of viewpoints enhances your ability to analyze complex data, a skill that’s increasingly valued in a data-driven world. You examine economic theory, behavioral incentives, ethical challenges, and trade-offs in settings such as labor supply, consumption patterns, health care choices, and energy use. Since you can apply what you learn to so many subjects, many economics students complete a double major.
This versatile major opens the door to a variety of career options and is excellent preparation for law school, an MBA, and many other professional careers. You also build a strong foundation for furthering your studies in finance, mathematics, actuarial science, healthcare administration, and more.
- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
- Missouri Public Service Commission
- Wells Fargo
- United States Agency for International Development
Notable graduate and professional schools:
- Johns Hopkins University
- Michigan State University
- University of Illinois
- University of Missouri
- Washington University in St. Louis
- University of California – Berkeley
- Duke University
- University of Chicago
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You can work with an economics faculty mentor for in-depth exploration of a topic of your choosing which can lead to better advising and more personalized and detailed letters of recommendation.
Departmental internships provide the chance to further develop both your critical-thinking and networking capabilities.
At Truman, you can take advantage of both solo and faculty-led study abroad opportunities to enhance your knowledge and experience. All economics majors are encouraged to pursue study abroad, especially if you're interested in international business or foreign policy.