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Our world is shaped in a fundamental way by economic forces. High unemployment, financial uncertainty, and growing public debt present great challenges for all of us. Concerns about energy sources, and about the environmental impact of economic activity, will also be with us for decades to come. Studying Economics will allow you to understand these challenges more deeply and will give you tools to help solve these problems. The Economics major is also an excellent preparation for a wide range of jobs and graduate and professional studies. As an Economics major at Utah, you will be able to choose the elective courses that will best prepare you for your preferred career. Our course schedule is flexible, allowing our students to combine their Economics major with a minor or second major in fields like business, political science, math, and many others.
Overall, Economics majors earn higher starting salaries than students who major in any other social science field. At the University of Utah, most of our graduates move directly into the labor market, entering fields like investment banking, financial services, health care administration, and market research, as well as public-sector and non-profit work. About one-third of our recent majors have gone directly into graduate or professional school, with many of them entering prestigious programs in law, public policy, and business administration.
Studying economics will help you understand the common challenges we all face, and it will help you find success in achieving your own career goals.
Because Economics majors are pursuing a wide variety of potential career paths, we are often asked to suggest combinations of elective and allied coursework that are best suited to these various options. Some suggestions for students planning to go into business, law, public policy, and further studies in Economics can be found in this document.
This document contains answers to Questions that are Frequently Asked by Economics majors. Consulting this sheet will save you time and headaches.
"Departmental Scholarships" are administered by the University financial aid office, but your application goes to the Economics department.
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers several scholarships for which Economics majors can apply.
The Economics Department awards one or two scholarships every year to outstanding juniors in the major. These awards are made by the department based primarily on the students' academic record. There is no application required.
This is the campus office that is primarily responsible for helping you with your job search. They can also provide you with information about preparing for graduate school. Check out their UCareer Link service, which is a web-based job-and-resume posting service specifically for University of Utah students and alumni. If you want help finding interesting and fulfilling work that will allow you to use your Economics degree, you should sign up for this service.
This guide is published by the American Economic Association.
These reports keep you updated on which graduation requirements you have completed and which still remain for you.
Here you will find the web site for Econ 3905, which focuses on providing additional instruction in writing research papers in economics.
the international honor society in Economics.
You can download membership forms through the Membership Process link. These forms should be filled out and turned in to the department office (343 OSH). They can not be filed directly online. To become a member, you must have completed 12 credit hours in Economics classes with at least a B average in these classes. You must also have at least a B average overall.
This link will take you to AfterCollege, a non-university service that provides listings of job openings and other information relevant for those graduating or soon-to-be graduating.
Please take the time to fill out our exit survey when you exit. Your answers will help us more efficiently provide information to our undergraduate majors and improve the Economics program.
For further information, contact the Economics Department office at 581-7481.