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Economics majors are curious and critical observers who examine the cause and effect of decisions made by individuals and groups. Economists look at incremental steps that add up to a giant leap. Microeconomic, macroeconomic and data analytics courses will build foundational knowledge. You’ll take advanced courses in game theory, behavioral economics, and international trade. Many graduates pursue advanced degrees, while others work as analysts at consulting firms, investment banks or government agencies.
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"I thought the Economics degree would be like other majors that have a very specific career path but what surprised me was that it was so diverse and wide open. It was really how do you want to take you career?"
Tyler Walter, BS Economics, West Monroe Partners
Getting involved with clubs and organizations allows you to further explore and apply the concepts you are learning outside the classroom. With around 1,000 groups across campus, you'll find a perfect fit -- or two. From the Purdue Economics Association to Women in Business, there are excellent options for econ majors.
International experience has become essential for tomorrow's leaders. Whether it's over the summer or for a whole semester, you are highly encouraged to study abroad. You will enrich your academics and broaden your personal horizons by experiencing another culture.
As an Economics student, you will have many opportunities to develop your professional skill set. Attend the Economics Department's seminar series, which hosts more than 30 distinguished guest speakers every academic year. Apply to be a research assistant in the Vernon Smith Experimental Economics Laboratory or for the Purdue University Research Center in Economics.