Department of Economics | SIU

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Economics: The Discovered Major

Few children say "I want to be an economist when I grow up!" But many later discover that a degree in economics is a gateway to satisfying careers in business, finance, law, and government. Our economics major provides excellent preparation for well-paying careers in a vast array of fields. Our graduate studies programs offer enhanced opportunities and the option of an academic career.