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As an Economics major, you will learn how to analyze production, consumption and distribution decisions. You will gain the theoretical, quantitative and analytical skills necessary to understand business and policy issues.

The Economics major in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences can be combined with the study of other disciplines such as political science, math or modern language.

After completing the core requirements in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, students select economics electives that focus on a variety of topics, including:

  • Banking
  • Economic history
  • Environmental economics
  • Governmental regulation of business
  • International economics
  • Labor markets
  • Law
  • Sports economics
  • 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 Economics Policy Analysis degree program and a combined bachelor’s in Economics/master’s in Secondary Education Social Sciences degree. Both programs allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree 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