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.




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 *

Recent Graduates

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

  • Columbia University
  • Fordham University
  • Simmons College
  • Tufts University
  • 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


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