“Economics is a science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses.” – Lionel Robbins


Economics is the study of how people and organizations make decisions, how they interact with each other, and how institutions and policies can be designed to improve people’s lives. Economists strive to understand the world around them both as it is and as it ought to be.

The economics major serves as excellent preparation for careers in a wide variety of fields, including economic analysis, banking, accounting, consulting, health administration, finance, business management, teaching, and international affairs. The major also provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, public policy, and law.