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Department of Economics University of Illinois Springfield

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What You Can Do With This Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Economics prepares students for success in a wide variety of careers including:

  • budgeting
  • financial analysis
  • banking
  • education
  • investments
  • economic development
  • international development
  • urban planning
  • journalism

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, private industry provides about nine out of ten salaried jobs for economists. A wide range of government agencies provides the remaining jobs.

Explore careers for economics majors.