Majors & Programs of Study

Economics

The economics program provides students with high quality educational opportunities and excellent preparation for professional careers or graduate school. Highly effective teaching—focused on student learning—is the hallmark of the program. The faculty also strives to make meaningful intellectual contributions, by conducting and disseminating the results of research and related scholarly activities, and to provide service to the university, the economics profession and society.

POINTS of DISTINCTION

  • Small classes and a personal learning environment
  • Strong job placement in a wide variety of fields and industries
  • Many graduates admitted to top professional and graduate programs
  • All faculty members are well-qualified and very active in their fields, in terms of both research and consulting
  • Undergraduates regularly engage in research projects and individualized
  • learning activities with faculty

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Economics is an unusual major that is both liberal arts, since it’s a social science, and professional, since it’s a fundamental discipline for business. Because it emphasizes the development of thinking and problem-solving skills, economics prepares graduates for a wide variety of careers and a changing environment. Common fields of employment include general business, government, financial services, and consulting; recent graduates hold job titles such as manager, researcher or analyst. Economics is also an exceptional major to prepare for MBA or Law programs.

AVAILABLE RESOURCES

Dixie Leavitt Business Building, Investments Service and Learning Lab, Small
Business Development Center, Yearly Business Idea and Plan Competition.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Alumni Spotlight

Name: Jeff Dotson

Class of: 2002 Southern Utah University

Current job: Assistant Professor of Marketing, Owen
Graduate School of Management,
Vanderbilt University

"I loved my experience in the Economics department at SUU! The quality of instruction and personal attention provided by the faculty was excellent. Not only did they help me gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals of economics, they helped me develop a passion for the subject that ultimately led me to graduate school. As a graduate student I was as well, if not better prepared for advanced studies than the majority of my peers."

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