Meet our Economics Majors and Alumni
Majoring in Economics can take you where you want to go!
Economics is a quantitative social science that provides students diverse options to achieve a liberal arts education while also meeting specific career preparation goals. Core training in theory and quantitative methods combined with focused course concentrations prepare students for careers in business, public policy work in state and federal government, jobs in international organizations, and graduate study in economics and other social sciences, quantitative finance, data science, law and other fields.
Arts and Sciences in Action: Economics Style
"Studying economics changed my life because it made me more comfortable living in modern society. When you start learning about why things happen from an economic perspective, concepts like capital and financial markets suddenly become demystified. You feel like you can take control of your future."
Class of 2017
Training in theory and quantitative methods
Focused course concentrations
Numerous specialized fields
The Department of Economics is part of the School of Arts and Sciences
As a Economics major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.Visit Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Website