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Economics analyzes how resources are used to satisfy the wants and needs of people and society. As an Economics major, you will learn how to analyze economic data to identify and address problems that arise in a changing national and global economy, while studying how economic relationships occur and economic policies are applied.

The Economics major in the Driehaus College of Business combines the theoretical, quantitative and analytical skills in economics with the related business fields of accountancy, finance, marketing and management.

After completing the core requirements in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, you'll take electives that interpret and explore ideas on a variety of topics, including:

  • Banking
  • Economic history
  • Environmental economics
  • Governmental regulation of business
  • Inflation
  • International economic relations
  • Labor markets
  • Law
  • Sports economics
  • Unemployment
  • Urban economics
The Economics program also offers an Honors Track, which focuses more heavily on quantitative and writing skills than the basic requirements of the Economics major.

Full-time faculty in the economics department are productive scholars, publishing in prominent journals within the discipline. Adjunct faculty are professional economists who provide students with valuable contacts for career opportunities and practical knowledge.

DePaul's economics department is located at the Loop campus in downtown Chicago, in the center of the city's financial district, giving you opportunities to intern and work professionally with leading companies in the business sector.

We also offer a combined bachelor's in Economics/master's in Economic Policy Analysis degree program, which allows you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in Economics in five years.

Internship Possibilities

  • Aetna Health Insurance
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Boeing
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Ernst & Young
  • Irish Consulate
  • Italian Trade Commission
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • Sieben Energy Associates

What can you do with this degree?

  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Government and nonprofit work
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Post-graduate study
  • Research analysis