The economics major is designed to prepare students for careers both in the public and private sectors and for additional study in the field of economics. Economics graduates are qualified for a wide variety of positions in the financial sector, and jobs in business and government research. Students frequently use a major in economics as preparation for law school. Graduates choosing to pursue additional study in economics have been very successful in gaining admission to masters and doctoral programs.
To be competitive in the job market, economics majors must have knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistical techniques. They must be able to apply the theory and statistical techniques they have learned to public policy issues and business problems and be able to present their conclusions. The learning objectives of the economics major are as follows:
Description taken from Youngstown State University’s Undergraduate Bulletin.