Economics provides excellent preparatory work for jobs in business, banking, or government. Economics teaches you to think. It teaches you to look at issues critically, how to analyze an issue and construct an argument, all of which are important job skills.
Many law schools require or look favorably on an Economics degree. Much of the law is based on economic principles. Many aspects of the law involves economic issues, such as contracts and torts. Economics teaches you both how to follow an analytical argument, as well as how to write, which are both valuable skills in a law practice.
Approximately half of our graduates in Economics have gone on to graduate school, mostly in law. Our students have also gone on to do graduate work in Economics, MBA, Finance, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and even medical school. Almost every year one or two of our students go on to do Ph.D. work in Economics.