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Economics Major

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Economics majors find careers in banking, private business management, education, financial consulting, government agencies, international development, research and the food industry. Because our economics program stresses problem solving, an economics major also is an excellent choice for students pursuing advanced study in law, medicine, business or graduate school.

The economics program at NDSU is flexible. Students earning a bachelor degree in economics have a choice of completing

While completing the economics degree requirements, students may sample from a wide variety of electives or, as many of our students do, earn a second major in another subject, such as international studies, political science, history, business, or mathematics.

Coursework includes micro- and macroeconomics, environmental and natural resource economics, international trade, money and banking, labor, the organization of industry, economic development, economic history and public finance. Because NDSU is a research university, a student may choose to work on an advanced research project with one of our economics professors.

Economics graduates are in high demand. Students with economics degrees were among the top three majors hired by U.S. employers in 2004. Starting salaries for economics majors averaged $40,906 last year.

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