You’ll find economics at the intersection of business and social science. It’s about understanding how current events and conditions shape individuals and impact society—and how to use data to find and tell those stories. Choose electives or add a minor for a deeper dive into national and global issues that matter to you, such as health, gender, race, banking, politics, and international trade. A background in economics—and the analytical, research, and writing skills you’ll develop while studying it—can lead to many career paths including data science, journalism, finance, marketing, product development, and public policy.
- Economics MajorMajor
98% of Economics majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *
Sample First Jobs
Annuities Sales Associate, Prudential Financial
Associate Business Analyst, BNY Mellon
Associate Investment Consultant, CreditEase Wealth Management
Financial Analyst, American Airlines
Hedge Fund Services, J.P. Morgan
Sample Graduate Schools
University of Connecting
Wheaton Economics majors are eligible for accelerated admission to the Masters in Business Administration program at Bridgewater State University.
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 75% for the classes of 2014-2018
The WheaGo Global First-Semester Study Abroad program kick-starts your college career in one of the world’s great cities, immersed in an exciting cultural adventure and focused on your top academic interests.
First semester study in Barcelona, Spain
Dive into the study of economics and society at Blanquerna – University Ramon Llull in the heart of Barcelona, one of Europe’s major cultural and policital centers.
Related News from WheatonAll news
Media expert Maricielo Solis ’14 featured in Forbes
Ranking high in search engines like Google is crucial for businesses looking to grow brand awareness and reach prospective customers. Forbes recently tapped Maricielo Solis ’14, an online media expert and storyteller, for tips on devising a strategic SEO plan to boost visibility in online searches.
Liza Acevedo ’15 heads communications for Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff
Liza Acevedo ’15 continues her ascent in the world of high-profile communications. In her latest professional move, she took on the role of communications director for U.S. Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris.