Department of Economics
Economics studies the behavior of people and firms in making decisions about the allocation of scarce resources and examines the structure of the economy as a whole. Programs prepare students for a career as a quantitative analyst in government, consulting or other private sector positions.
A thorough understanding of economic principles provides a student with an excellent foundation for a career in:
Opportunities for graduates are excellent. Employers value the problem-solving skills and the critical writing skills students develop in an economics curriculum.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ECONOMICS UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
- The Economics department offers competitive scholarships in the Fall and Spring semesters, typically ranging from $500 - $2000.
- Undergraduates who have formally declared Economics as their major and graduate students in the MS-Econ program are eligible to apply.
- Economics students will be notified via email when applications open, near the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester.
Reasons To Study Economics
- Learn How To Think Critically About The World, Like Only An Economist Can
- Learn How To Analyze Data To Solve Problems
- Earn A High Salary Upon Graduation
Our graduates work at:
- 2M research services
- American Airlines
- Ascension Analytics Group
- AV-Tech Industries
- Bell Helicopter
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Citi Bank
- Crosslands International
- Fidelity Investments
- GM Financial
- Hilton Worldwide
- Howard Hughes Corp.
- Infosys Consulting
- Just Energy
- Litigation Analytics
- Mary Kay
- Methodist Health System
- Nationstar Mortgage
- Southwest Airlines
- Stat Slice
- TD Ameritrade
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. International Trade Comm.
- Van Arsdall and Associates
- Walmart Technology
- Warner Bros. Entertainment
Main Office Number:
Dr. Roger Meiners, Department Chair
Dr. Christy Spivey, Program Director, MS in Economic Data Analytics
Barbara Sellers, Administrative Assistant
Kathy Mendez, Support Specialist II