Economics, BA

  • Caleb Moore standing outside a bank

    PLANNING AHEAD PAYS:   Caleb Moore, economics alumnus, went on to use what he learned in his classes for his position as credit systems manager/vice president at First Commonwealth Bank. “Multistage thinking is a huge item in every economics class,” he said. “Thinking out situations in both the short and long term is essential.”

    Economists think through choices, costs, benefits, alternatives 

    Applying that kind of scrutiny to choosing a university will bring you to IUP. As an Economics major, you’ll receive a comprehensive education that will prepare you for graduate school or a professional career.

    In addition to advanced theory courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics, you’ll take a wide range of classes covering many aspects of your major. Among the courses you may take are Monetary Economics, Labor Economics, Managerial Economics, Public Finance, Economics of Sports, and Economics of Tourism.

    Free electives in this major give you the flexibility to add a double major, a minor, or an internship. Some areas you may want to consider are Business Administration, Mathematics, Applied Statistics, and Political Science.

    • Marginal analysis focus prepares students for many career choices as well as graduate studies.
    • Gain comprehensive understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
    • Choose from a wide range of courses such as monetary economics, labor economics, managerial economics, environmental economics, public finance, sports, or tourism.
    • Present your research at a variety of conferences.