A degree in economics will prepare you with the strong analytical and problem-solving skills needed to help organizations become more efficient.  

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to view and describe society and organizations from an analytical perspective. The curriculum of this program will teach you to think critically and analytically to  successfully make recommendations or decisions, allocate resources, and solve complex issues. 

Want to major in two different areas of business?

Dual Major: 2 degrees in 4 years

No problem! Most of your major core courses will be completed during your freshman and sophomore years, so you can work on your second major during your junior and senior years. That means you can complete two degrees in the traditional four year period.


Career Opportunities for Economics Graduates

With your Bachelor of Science degree in economics, you could obtain a position requiring you to perform such tasks as the following:

  • Collect and analyze data

  • Understand and forecast market trends

  • Determine pricing policies

  • Evaluate the impact of the economic environment on any organization

  • Advise and make recommendations to management about key strategic decisions

In addition to an entry-level position as an economist, other job opportunities for graduates of this program include:

  • Financial examiner

  • Financial analyst

  • Financial adviser

  • Research associate

  • Market research analyst

  • Operations research analyst

  • Financial, securities, and commodities sales agents


Internships are key to your educational experiences as it gives you a chance to apply what you have learned.  Our Career Development Center can provide you with plenty of On-Line career resources to help you secure internships.

Take a Class with a Travel Component

At DeSales, there are several classes that give you an opportunity to study a topic in class and then enhance your experience with a trip abroad.  Past classes have travelled to Ireland, Turkey, Spain, France, Monaco, Paris and Germany.

Study Abroad

Have you ever wanted to spend time in Australia, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Switzerland, or Spain? Thanks to our very special partnerships with universities in those countries, you'll have the opportunity to spend a semester studying abroad at the same cost as a term at DeSales.

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