Major in Economics

Study Economics • Learn efficiency and productivity • Impact people

Economics is an essential social science and business discipline. JBU will show you how to think deeply about the world's economic concerns.

In the economics major, you'll gain a broad understanding of business skills while focusing on essential economic concepts. You'll be able to articulate essential theories of the market, understand economic growth and business cycles, explain the effects of related public policies, and use data effectively through the lens of a Christian worldview.

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What to expect as an Economics student

Choose Your Degree

You’ll be able to major in economics while earning a Bachelors of Business Administration or a Bachelors of Arts or Science degree. Choose your emphasis within the economics major: focus on Economic Development to study global issues and human flourishing or Analytics to learn to apply economics to solve business problems.

Understand the Big Picture

You'll learn about the big picture perspective of international trade, global development, poverty alleviation and public policy. 

Build Sustainable Communities

Economics majors can participate in ENACTUS (Entrepreneurs in Action) project teams to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Launch Into Your Career

According to the Department of Labor, the market for economists is projected to grow at 14% over the period from 2019-2029, which is classified as “much faster than average."


Advance Stewardship

Studying economics will allow you to use economic development as a tool for honoring God, serving others, and impacting the world. You'll be able to serve through business or non-profit organizations.

Prepare for Graduate School

Through the economics major, you'll be prepared to jump directly into graduate school upon graduation. 

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