Economics majors who wish to pursue careers in business, public administration or government, or wish to attend graduate school or law school are encouraged (but not required) to choose electives from the following relevant tracks listed below.
Businesses of all sizes use economists for forecasting, strategic planning and data analysis. Many business economists have careers in manufacturing, banking, financial services and investments.
From the Federal Trade Commission to the Food and Drug Administration, economists are employed by virtually every federal agency. Economists also find employment with state and local governments.
Economics majors interested in teaching or conducting research will usually be required to pursue a master’s degree to teach in community colleges and a doctorate to teach in four-year schools. Research opportunities exist in consulting firms, federal government agencies and international organizations. Successful research is generally a pre-requisite for being granted tenure at a university.
Many lawyers spend time performing economic analyses in their cases, determining the losses and damages involved in certain cases. Consequently, economics is a popular choice for pre-law students. In addition, average LSAT scores for economics graduates are consistently among the highest for all disciplines.