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As an economics major at UVM, you will study a broad array of topics which bear directly on human welfare, including economic growth and development, unemployment, the relationship between the environment and the economy, international trade, technological change, the role of race and gender in the economy, and poverty and the distribution of income.
A degree in economics is great preparation for a career in just about any field. Our graduates have an impressive track record of success in graduate school placement and careers in government, marketing, sales, finance, and research.
The economics department is devoted to equipping students with a deep understanding of the modern economy and the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to put that knowledge to work. Our approach exposes you to the rich variety of schools of thought within economics, and to the lively debates happening within the economics profession. You can meet some of our expert scholar teachers on our economics faculty page.
We help you develop expertise in the complete range of tools used to analyze economic issues including:
You’ll learn how to use these tools in evaluation of policy solutions to real-world economic problems like: