Balloti learning center

As an economics major, you’ll be part of a vibrant community of students, scholars, and professors who synthesize data to solve social issues and substantiate policy decisions. You’ll be treated like a colleague: Expect to work alongside professors on key research and policy issues; many of our scholars are frequently called on to provide policy advice and media commentary. You’ll have access to top-notch research facilities, including an Economics Computer Lab with professional-quality data applications. You’ll also be connected to the widely respected Beacon Hill Institute (BHI), a free-market think-tank that works closely with the department. Students are encouraged to conduct research for BHI—and it’s not unusual to find your research cited in the media. Recent BHI research has been highlighted in US News & World Report, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, and The Houston Chronicle.

Choose the program that’s right for you:

  • Economics

    A broad background in economics prepares you for a career in international relations, finance, government, or public policy.

  • International Economics

    A major in International Economics is designed for students who are interested in a career in international business, management, government or law.