If you choose an economics degree at Central College, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of economic theory—and how to apply it to contemporary issues. You’ll have many opportunities to study the economic decision-making behavior of individuals, firms, nations and other economic groups.
Central’s economics program offers you a strong foundation for countless career options. Many economics majors enter the business world, working in banking, finance or actuarial fields. Others begin careers in the public arena, working with such agencies as the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Federal Reserve. Also, Central economics majors have a spotless track record of admittance into graduate school—many acquire graduate degrees in economics, law, business or public administration.
The Weller Center for Business and International Studies houses faculty offices and classrooms for the department of economics, accounting and management, department of sociology and anthropology and department of modern languages.
The $3.9-million building completed in 1999 includes state-of-the-art technologies, a 24-hour computer lab on the main floor and eight high-tech classrooms, two of which contain student computers.
Students are encouraged to study abroad with one of Central’s international programs to enhance their development as global citizens, or with partner programs in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Learn more about Central’s study abroad programs.
Economics majors are encouraged to study abroad because in an increasingly global economy, employers want to hire graduates who have a larger world perspective. Nearly 60% of economics students study abroad!
Finding and landing your first job is an important step. Central makes sure students are fully prepared for the job search through multiple events focusing on search strategies, resume building, interviewing practice and networking skills.
Central College will offer two special remote courses in the summer of 2020 about the COVID-19 pandemic — one for incoming first-year students and another for current students.
In today's competitive job market, proven experience is a priceless commodity. Many students turn their internship into employment after graduation.
Economics majors take courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, plus a minimum of five additional courses at the 300-400 level.
Students are encouraged to study at one of Central’s international centers and/or in the Chicago program and to extend their education beyond the classroom through internships and other co-curricular activities on campus.
Learn more about Economics in the course catalog.