Economics, BA

Shannon Stare PLANNING AHEAD PAYS: “I continuously use knowledge I gained from the IUP Economics program not only in my professional career, but also in my day-to-day decision making. Whether I am doing cost-benefit analysis to see if a new health care program should be implemented or I am deciding the right time to purchase a home, I am always falling back on the principles taught throughout my college career—from ECON 121 to my personal favorite, Econometrics.”
–Shannon (Stare) Hacha, Economics alumna, is a strategy analyst in the Clinical Services Department at Highmark.

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.