About The Major

Economics is an analysis of issues such as inflation, unemployment, monopolies and economic growth. You will learn how to deal with how the economic system works and studies theory, policy, and trends. This major provides a broad view of national and international business conditions and explores ways to deal with economic problems of society and the individual. It proves an understanding of production, distribution, and consumption of goods. You will gain a firm grounding in theory and exposure to problems in business, nonprofit, and government agency environments (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2017).

Skills and abilities this major develops include: understanding economic concepts, technical writing, problem-solving, statistical analysis, and research (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2017).

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Micro/ macro economics
  • Intro to statstical theory in economics
  • Mathematics
  • Money and banking
  • Current economic issues
  • International economics
  • Urban economics

Possible Careers

  • Accountant*
  • Actuary*
  • Attorney*
  • Business analyst/consultant
  • Marketing analyst
  • Labor relations specialist

* = indicates this career requires further education or training

Where could I work?

  • Banking, finance, or insurance
  • Consulting
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Education
  • Research & development services

Arts, Humanities, and Human Services Cluster

This major is part of the Arts, Humanities, and Human Services (AHHS) cluster. The AHHS cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in art and design, education, general studies, journalism, liberal arts, and social work. The AHHS cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools. 

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