Paul Samuelson, known as the Father of Modern Economics, describes economics as the “study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people."
Why Economics is in Demand:
- The job outlook for economists is expected to grow 14% from 2012-2022 according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
- The 2015 median pay for economists was $99,180 according to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
- Practical skills in analytical and critical thinking, leadership, and strong written and verbal communication are applicable to a variety of career settings.
Is it for me?
- Would your teachers describe you as a logical thinker?
- Do you have a strong work ethic?
- Do you enjoy reading articles about economics?
- Do you follow @TheEconomist on Twitter?
Five Reasons to Choose Scranton for Economics
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Where will Economics take me?
Economic majors enjoy a broad range of career options including: employment in the financial and banking sector, government, industries, information technology, and law.
At Scranton, students get a head start on career development through the student chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honors society in economics. Members receive valuable information on career options and connect with business leaders at events.
Top Graduate Schools
Thinking ahead to a master’s degree or Ph.D.? You’ve come to the right place. Scranton graduates are admitted to leading universities throughout the country. Here are some examples:
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Chicago
- Northwestern University
- The University of Pennsylvania Law School
- George Washington University
- Texas A&M
- Arizona State University
- Michigan State University
- Rutgers University Law School
You don’t have to go to a university in New York to end up on Wall Street. These are just a few of the prestigious companies counting Scranton grads among their ranks:
- AXA Financial
- Federal Reserve Board of Governors
- Goldman Sachs
- JPMorgan Chase
- Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
- Pershing Securities
- PNC Bank
- Prudential Asset Management
How Scranton Gives You a Competitive Edge
Our dedicated faculty and staff are very active in helping students achieve their career goals. As you walk across campus, you’ll often see students chatting with professors over coffee to bounce ideas off each other.Faculty and staff make it their priority to get to know each student on an individual level. Our experienced faculty members are not only top teachers and strong researchers, but also advocates for you professionally.