Vernon-Brundage-412x282.jpeg TAKES SKILLS TO NEW LEVEL: Vernon Brundage Jr., economics alumnus, went on to be an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C.; a PhD student at Howard University; and founder of a mentoring program for at-risk youth. "The skills I learned at IUP I still use to this day," he said.

A world of possibilities awaits economics experts

The mastery of economics can lead you in many directions. You may pursue a post-graduate degree, or enter the workforce. Possibilities my include banking and finance, economic journalism, business, government service, and teaching at the high school level. Our graduates have found success in a variety of occupations.


With an economics degree from IUP, you can choose from many fields of endeavor:

  • Finance
  • Environment
  • Politics
  • Research
  • Business/Management
  • Foreign Service
  • Government/Intelligence
  • Policy
  • Education
  • Research
  • Statistics
  • Demography

Path to higher degrees

With an economics degree from IUP, you can pursue many different higher degrees. The following are some of the more common ones:

  • Juris Doctor (Law degree)
  • MA in Economics
  • MA in Public Policy
  • MBA
  • PhD in Economics