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Economics Minor

It may sound all analytical, but there’s a human aspect, too. One of the most influential academic disciplines, economics is the study of the market and how and why people make the choices they make. Economists are interested in incentives and prices, earnings and employment, investments and trade. Studying economics at Salisbury University will develop habits of careful thought, the application of mathematics and practice in clear writing – skills that are all invaluable to employers.

Why Choose an Economics Minor at Salisbury University?

At SU, economics majors go beyond the blackboard. Students are expected to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real problems. Undergraduate research is an integral part of the economics program.

Is a minor in economics useful? You may find that an economics minor can maximize your potential in numerous job fields. Because their skills are useful in all sectors of the economy, students with an economics degree find more employment opportunities. The study of economics leads naturally to careers in business, law and economics research and consulting. Recent job placements testify to the importance of the problem-solving skills students learn in our program. Our economics graduates have found positions in:

  • Banking and finance at MBNA America Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Companies such as Perdue Farms and Intel
  • Government with Bureau of Labor and Statistics, U.S. Department of Defense and EPA

For a more in-depth study, SU also offers an economics major.

I hope to enrich my teaching curriculum at Salisbury and help broaden the local business community’s understanding of key issues in the current global economic environment.
YING WU, PH.D. Department of Economics and Finance Faculty

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