Economics

What is economics?

Why should I consider majoring in economics?

What interests and values are related to economics?

What career fields are related to economics?

How can I learn more about economics?

 

What is economics?

Economics is the study of how and to what extent a society uses its scarce resources. Students of economics study the production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services. These studies attempt to clarify how the use of natural, technological, and financial resources affects the lives of human beings. Students of economics examine the way people behave on the macro and micro level. The study of economics draws upon history, philosophy, and mathematics to deal with subjects ranging from how an individual household or business can make sound decisions, to societal issues such as unemployment, inflation, and environmental decay.

 

Why should I consider majoring in economics?

A degree in economics is good preparation for either a career or further education through graduate school. There are many different emphases within the Department of Economics at BYU-Idaho, including the graduate education emphasis, applied economics emphasis, pre-law emphasis, public policy analysis emphasis, teaching emphasis, and business emphasis.

 

What interests and values are related to economics?

Students of economics often value intellectual growth. They are curious and have an express interest in economic and fiscal trends. Economics students usually enjoy research and like to feel a sense of achievement.

 

What career fields are related to economics?

  • Agribusiness Operations
  • Agricultural Business & Management
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Business & Corporate Communications
  • Business Administration/Management/Operations
  • Business, Management & Marketing Services
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Consumer & Family Economics
  • Economics
  • Family & Consumer Business Services
  • Family, Consumer & Human Science

 

How can I learn more about economics?

Occupational Outlook Handbook

 

Contact Source:

College of Business & Communication Academic Discovery Center
Location: Smith 227
Phone: 208-496-9840

Email: CBCacademicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu