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The economics department at UVM offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) track: the best degree for you depends upon your abilities, interests and goals. If using an analytical approach to explain social phenomena is attractive to you, then the B.A. is probably the choice for you. If you gravitate to rigorous courses in mathematics and science, it is possible that the B.S. with major in economics with its more pronounced quantitative emphasis may be the best fit.

Who should consider the B.A.?

Students who:

  • want to take a second major or more than one minor; this is easier to do with the BA.
  • want to stop after one semester of calculus
  • do not want to take ECON 3500 Econometrics
  • are coming to the program “late” and need to fit all the classes into the amount of time remaining

Who should consider the B.S.?

Students who:

  • want more credits in economics rather than a second major or more than one minor
  • want to take additional calculus and linear algebra
  • definitely want to take ECON 3500 Econometrics
  • are beginning the program “early” and can comfortably complete all the requirements

Learning Goals

Learning goals for students in the  B.A. with major in Economics program.

Major requirements



  • Research Analyst
  • Economic Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Quantitative Investment Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Actuary
  • Bookkeeper
  • Marketing Director
  • Research Fellow
  • Sales Representative
  • Teacher
  • Consultant

Where alumni work

  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Vermont Democratic Party
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Clinton Foundation
  • United States Senate
  • NYC Department of Education
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Barclays
  • JP Morgan
  • Merrill Lynch
  • John Hancock
  • Goldman Sachs
  • The Vanguard Group
  • Metlife

Graduate Schools

  • University of Virginia
  • American University
  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • UVM College of Medicine
  • Columbia University
  • University of California, Davis
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Boston College
  • Johns Hopkins University

Related Information


Requirements for the Minor in Economics

Requirements for the Minor in Public Policy Analysis 

These minors are available to all students, whether they are in Arts & Sciences or in another College or Division. Even if your college does not require a minor, it often permits one.

To declare a minor in Economics, begin by going to the Registrar's Web Page. Click on Forms. Click on Declare or Change Your Major/Minor/Concentration/College. Click on College of Arts & Sciences.