A useful background for students interested in careers in banking and financial institutions, government agencies, and consulting, our program focuses on learning to analyze the world in terms of tradeoffs and incentives — that is, to “think like an economist.”
As an economist, you will study people, firms, governments and markets. While economics can be linked to business, it also pairs well with other fields of study such as psychology, sociology, math, law, journalism and political science.
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WHO ARE INTERESTED IN CAREERS IN:
The major encompasses a lot of disciplines. It not only deals with finance but also political science, sociology and even international relations.
Carolyn C. Burlington County, NJ
I always knew I wanted to do something with business, and the Economics major allows me to do pretty much anything.
Sarah P. Cape May County, NJ
I’ve gotten a lot of hands-on experience in economics because of the one-on-one attention my professors can give.
Nicholas S. Hunterdon County, NJ
I love learning about the economy and how it changes — just learning about the history of everything, right now is the best time to be an Economics major.
Tamora H. Salem County, NJ
This department helped me find an internship. Being involved informs me of opportunities such as a case study competition, where the winner’s research is published. That’s huge.
Michael W. Ocean County, NJ
Seven students in the Economics program share how they’re dreaming big and where their major will take them in their professional goals.