The study of economics helps one understand the issues in the world and provides the tools to analyze events and their impact on individuals, businesses, and governments.

Economics students

Real-World Preparation

Students majoring in economics develop strong analytical and quantitative reasoning skills that enable them to not only solve problems but also identify the alternatives that exist.

This economic way of thinking helps individuals daily with the decisions they face and allows them to address issues in a wide variety of areas including finance, business, law, public policy, and international trade and development.

Embrace the learning model, group work, and studying together. These are life-long skills and help you the most, [because in] every occupation you will interact with others at some level.

J.C. W.,
BYU-I Graduate

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Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Economics have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Business Manager

Manage the day-to-day operations of a business or manage a group of workers within a company.

Data Analyst

Work at solving problems for businesses using data, tools, and skills related to production, costs, and clients. Analysts can also work on project management and development.

Graduate School in Economics, Law, or Statistics

Masters degrees in Economics, Business or a related field or PhD in Economics. Many students also go on to Law School.

Public Policy/ Government

Work in a think tank or governmental organization doing analysis of policy.

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Getting started in this degree

Students will complete 39 credits of major-specific courses which can be found in the course catalog for this degree. To find out if Sociology is right for you, take the following classes first:
  • ECON 150 - Microeconomics
  • BUS 115 – Business Applications
  • GE 101 – College Success (under 30 credits) or GS 101 – Personal Achievement (over 30 credits)
  • FDENG 150 – Writing and Reasoning Foundations

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