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Economics majors find careers in banking, private business management, education, financial consulting, government agencies, international development, research and the food industry. Because our economics program stresses problem solving, an economics major also is an excellent choice for students pursuing advanced study in law, medicine, business or graduate school.
The economics program at NDSU is flexible. Students earning a bachelor degree in economics have a choice of completing
- Bachelor of Arts degree (requires proficiency in a foreign language), or
- Bachelor of Science degree (requires a minor)
While completing the economics degree requirements, students may sample from a wide variety of electives or, as many of our students do, earn a second major in another subject, such as international studies, political science, history, business, or mathematics.
Coursework includes micro- and macroeconomics, environmental and natural resource economics, international trade, industrial organization, economic development, economics of entrepreneurship, health economics and public economics.
Economics graduates are in high demand. Students with economics degrees are among the top five majors hired by U.S. employers in recent years, and economics majors are versatile and have many career options. The median starting salary for economics majors in the country was $58,900 in 2019.