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Economics students become experts in understanding and analyzing systems related to the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It’s a great major if you’re interested in the best use of scarce resources and the interplay between politics, law, tax policy, and public policy that affects us every day.

Why should I study economics?

The economics major considers how best to use scarce resources, uses tools to describe and analyze, and is concerned about how law and politics affects our lives. Economics is concerned with the behavior of groups and history and how past events affect the economy today. The field of economics applies to a wide range of career fields.

What can I do with this degree?

Our alumni work in:

  • Banking firms
  • Insurance
  • Brokerage firms
  • Marketing positions
  • Data management

Many alumni go on to graduate programs in economics, law, or business.

What skills will I develop?

  • Quantitative data and modeling
  • Presentation skills
  • Economics
  • Problem-solving
  • Metrics
  • Critical thinking about societal problems
  • Logical reasoning
  • Research
  • Quantitative communication and analysis

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Economics students find lots of great opportunties for on-campus involvement with the Bethel Business and Economics Association, Bethel Student Government, and as a tutor for Business and Economics through the Academic Enrichment and Support Center.

Your coursework will include a visit to the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.

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