Studying economics is an ideal way to prepare for work on a master of business administration degree or for entrance into law school. Kickstart your career and your dreams by preparing yourself through the Economics program.
Students interested in any of the Economic programs are encouraged to take EC 201, 202 and MTH 243 during their first year at SOU.
Students in the Economics program will complete a set of core economics coursework, personalize their degree by selecting electives that interest them, and participate in applying quantitative research methods and statistics through a capstone experience. Students interested in Public Policy are encouraged to take EC 310, EC 319, and EC 364. For an International focus, EC 321 and EC 379 are encouraged. Those students interested in Finance are encouraged to take EC 318, BA 385, and BA 472. For students intending to pursue graduate school in Economics, Calculus and Linear Algebra courses through the Mathematics program are encouraged.
All Economics majors are required to complete a culminating capstone experience. The capstone must apply the principles, theories and skills of the economics major in a small class environment to challenging and sophisticated economic issues and topics. This experience challenges students to develop their critical thinking skills and to perform extensive professional academic writing.
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for an Economics degree:
*Median Salary of $101,050
*Based on National Average
SOU Economics Alumni
CSA, VP of Investments
VP for Finance and Administration at OIT