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Programs in Economics

Analyze finances and market trends as you learn about consumer behavior and the global economy.

As an economics student at TU, you’ll study how society distributes resources, such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery, to produce the goods and services we use on a daily basis. You’ll learn to research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, understand investments, and develop forecasts. Economists examine various issues, including energy costs, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, business cycles, taxes, and employment levels. Majoring in economics at TU will equip you with technical and analytical skills and empower you to thrive in any career you choose.


100% Placement Rate in Jobs or Grad School

$105K+ Annual Median Pay for Economists

12 Bloomberg Terminals for Learning Trading

TOP 25 Student Investment Fund in the U.S.

Professional Opportunities

TU student at career fair.

TU economics graduates are well-equipped to understand market trends, economic forces, business cycles, inflation, exchange rates, interest rates, and employment levels. You’ll have opportunities to advance to MBA or graduate programs, attend law school, or get hired in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors. World-renowned companies, including JP Morgan Chase & Co., Intuit Inc., and Waddell and Reed, have all hired alums from TU’s economics programs. 

Job opportunities:

  •     Economist
  •     Financial analyst
  •     Purchasing manager
  •     Market analyst
  •     Stockbroker

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. TU’s Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.

      Experiential Learning

    • Make your TU experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      TU students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at TU. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.

      Student Organizations

    • Be the change you want to see.

      TU encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.

      Civic Engagement

    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by TU’s job placement guarantee.

      TU is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.

      Job Placement

    Learn more about the department

    Economics studies how societies allocate finite resources to meet the demand for goods and services. It encompasses the analysis of resources, production, distribution, and demand across various sectors. Faculty members in the economics department value intellectual engagement, recognizing that teaching is enhanced through continuous learning.

    Department of Economics