Economics helps us understand how billions of people around the world come together to cooperate by serving the interests of others. Economics majors learn how prices and profits solve both information and incentive problems, and compete very well in the job market because of their ability to think systematically about complex problems, analyze data and derive viable solutions. For students considering law school, economics is also an excellent choice of study.

Why Study Economics at Campbell University?

  • Acquire a solid foundation of the theory, concepts, and application of economics
  • Learn how to solve problems analytically by looking at the world from a logical, human-motivation based perspective
  • Become distinctively qualified in an array of jobs in business, law, public policy, government and consulting.

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What Jobs Are Available to Economics majors?

An Economics degree prepares students for a variety of jobs requiring critical thinking and analysis, including:

  • Budget analyst in the private or public sector
  • Housing development aide
  • Redevelopment specialist
  • State policy analyst
  • Economic development analyst
  • Operations research systems analyst

What Classes Do Economics Majors Take?

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What is the Economics/Pre-Law Degree?

The Economics/ Pre-Law degree is for students considering law school in their future and for those interested in public policy. This degree requires that students take 2 of the 3 following political science courses: (1) POLS 229: The National Government, (2) POLS 230: State and Local Government, and (3) POLS 300: Introduction to Law.

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Can a Student Minor in Economics?

Students can choose to minor in Economics, which is a way of acquiring some proficiency in economics while majoring in a different academic discipline. A minor in economics requires the following courses:

  • BADM 200: Philosophy of Business
  • ECON 201 – Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 – Macroeconomics
  • ECON 301: Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 302: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON 300 or 400 elective