Why students choose an Economics Major


Economists

Economists study how society distributes resources, such as land, labor, raw materials, and machinery, to produce goods and services. They conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts on a wide... ... more

Academic Programs of Interest for Economists


Agricultural Economics
Agricultural economics tends to be more microeconomic oriented. Many undergraduate Agricultural Economics degrees tend to be more like a traditional business degree rather than a traditional economics... more
Applied Mathematics
At some schools, there is a single mathematics department, whereas others have separate departments for Applied Mathematics and Pure Mathematics. It is very common for Statistics departments... more
Economics
Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Most major universities and many colleges have a major, school, or... more
Managerial Economics
Managerial economics is a branch of economics that applies microeconomic analysis to specific business decisions. As such, it bridges economic theory and economics in practice. It draws... more

Social Scientists

The major social science occupations covered in this statement are anthropologists, archaeologists, geographers, and historians. Social scientists study all aspects of society—from past events and achievements to human behavior and relationships among groups. Their research... ... more

Academic Programs of Interest for Social Scientists


Criminal Science
Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. Criminological research areas include the incidence and forms of crime as well as its... more
Social Work
Social Workers are concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts. Social workers work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Social Work... more