Undergraduate Programs

Impact the Global Economy with Your Money Management Skills

With a degree from IUP in finance, you can pursue a career path that leads to influence in corporate and personal financial management. Wall Street institutions and other investment firms will welcome your skills, as will the banking and insurance industries. You will hone your analytic ability and gain a sound sense of how money works, thus laying a solid foundation for lifelong professional fulfillment.

BS in Finance

  • Pursue excellence in a large, influential career arena that includes corporate and personal financial management, global banking, insurance, and government entities such as the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Treasury.
  • Master analytic and technical skills that prepare you for success in an expansive, essential service industry with global implications.
  • Achieve higher educational goals by pursuing degrees in law, taxation, or business administration. An academic career is also possible.

Minor in Finance

  • Take advantage of the exclusive opportunity for business majors who are enrolled in the Eberly College of Business program.
  • Strengthen your resume with coursework in finance.

Economics Degrees Merit Global Respect

Many global issues are basically economic in nature. Yet other social, political, and environmental problems also have important economic consequences. Care about the material well-being of society? Choose a track and make an impact.

BA in Economics

  • 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.
  • Prepare to have your research presented at a variety of conferences.

BA in Economics/Honors Track

  • Available by departmental permission only to Economics and Economics/Pre-Law majors.
  • Minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and a 3.25 GPA in Economics courses.
  • Must complete ECON 355, 356, 483, and one additional course designated by the Department of Economics.
  • Minimum grade of C required for each course.

Minor in Economics

  • Expand your critical thinking skills with a minor in economics.
  • Choose this minor to strengthen your credentials in the areas of political science, business management, or finance.

Economics as a Second Major

There is a perception (and truth) that economics is challenging. But it's also a perfect match for those wishing to pursue a double major. You can successfully combine economics with various majors, including marketing, finance, political science, journalism, criminology, psychology, foreign languages, computer science, and philosophy.

  • Requirements of your primary major, plus 34 economics credits.
  • Double major forms are available through the Department of Economics office.