Majoring in Economics provides a student with a complimentary blend of the perspective gained from a liberal arts education with the practical skills necessary for intelligent decision making and administration in business and government. Economics majors at AASU receive a sound theoretical foundation in economic theory and economic statistics, as well as exposure to applied fields, such as money and banking, labor economics, public finance, and international economics, to name just a few. Class sizes in all courses, including those at the introductory level, are relatively small, and there is ample opportunity for students to interact with faculty.
Since economics is the science of decision making, students of economics learn to identify and analyze the costs and benefits of financial and social decisions. Skills in cost-benefit analysis, the core of economists' training, are widely applicable and highly valued in current job markets.
Graduates of the economics program are prepared for and have been employed in finance, insurance, real estate, management positions in business, high school teaching, public policy and government employment (federal, state, local).
Opportunities for further education include law school (JD Degree); graduate business school (MBA degree); MS degrees in accounting, business, or finance; master's degree in public policy; master's degree and PhD in economics.