Economics, the scientific study of how societies use scarce resources to produce and distribute commodities, is a versatile and flexible discipline. The department has a strong focus on teaching and applied research. Students graduate with problem-solving skills needed to analyze how individuals (microeconomics) and governments (macroeconomics) can efficiently achieve their objectives, given their constraints. Economics students are trained how to evaluate and predict economic relationships. The discipline draws on and collaborates with the sciences (fisheries, health, environment, petroleum) and other disciplines (business, sociology, history, epidemiology, geography, political science, statistics and mathematics) to deal with a variety of topics, including economic growth, monetary policy, fair taxation, regional and municipal economic development, natural resource economics, and the economics of environmental impacts.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in any specialization already equips you with some of the most important employable skills you need to obtain any successful career. Arts students learn exceptional research, writing and editing skills, as well as the tools - and the confidence - to express themselves and their ideas effectively and persuaively.
Students of Economics graduate with a knowledge base and a set of skills which prepares them for work in a number of fields. Popular career choices include actuary, budget analyst, economist, financial analyst, loan specialist, occupational analyst or human resources information system specialist, but a host of career opportunities are available to a student who graduates with the practical knowlege and skills obtained with a degree in Economics.
Careers in Economics, see Video below.