Motivation and the Marketplace
Economics is a social science that employs logical reasoning to describe how people, firms and governments balance their desires with their limitations. While pursuing a B.A. in economics at Duquesne, you will learn what motivates people and how often-conflicting values affect behavior in the marketplace.From individuals to groups and corporations to governments, people behave differently, and a well-trained student of economics accurately can analyze those differences and their effects.
Economics Students Find Success
Economics majors are successful in a wide variety of careers. Our graduates are prepared to work as research and financial analysts in large and small businesses, consulting firms and at all levels of government. The study of economics also provides an excellent foundation for many graduate programs.
Economics in the Liberal Arts
Our undergraduate curriculum is steeped in statistics, economic history, psychology, sociology and political economy. Economics majors take a number of upper-level courses, including two courses in econometrics that require students to complete several rigorous research projects.
All economics majors have the opportunity to write and defend a major economics-related thesis. These research papers may be published in academic journals and/or presented at academic conferences.