Economics (LAS)

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 curriculum encourages you to think critically and analytically, gives you the necessary skills to analyze data and the ability to communicate findings effectively to a wide array of constituents, and focuses on microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. Become confident in your ability to diagnose complex problems, develop innovative solutions and make a business case for those solutions in a changing national and global economy.

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.


Sample Courses:

  • Principles of Micro/Macroeconomics
  • Global Economies
  • International Trade
  • Urban Economics
  • Economic History
  • Economics and Financial Policy
  • Business and Economic Forecasting
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Business
  • Banking
  • Consulting
  • Public administration
  • Insurance
  • International business
  • Data analysis and research


94 percent of 2015 Economics graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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