Economics teaches valuable skills and problem-solving techniques that will help you after you graduate from HSU. Economics graduates rank highly in starting salary potential. In addition to academia and government, economists work in all facets of the business world, including manufacturing, mining, banking, insurance, and retailing; not to mention sports, recreation, entertainment, and technology.
Many majors go on to grad school to develop their general skills and hone in on more specific skills. Depending on the program students come away with degrees of Master of Arts (M.A.), Masters of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Masters programs prepare students for a wide range of positions in the private and public sectors. Ph.D. programs prepare students to teach at the university level as well as work in the non-academic fields.