Bachelor of Arts: Economics

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For continuing on to graduate school in economics, law, business, or other areas. Includes a large number of general electives and provides considerable flexibility in the choice of courses.


Note: Students in the College of Arts & Sciences — who have met the education requirements of that college — may obtain a BA in Economics without changing colleges.


Bachelor of Business Administration: Economics

This major is offered through the Economics, Applied Statistics & International Business (EASIB) Department.

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For jobs in business or government, perhaps without additional formal education beyond the bachelor’s degree. Excellent preparation for the Master of Business Administration degree.


Sample Careers

Economics is a common major of people who later become CEOs of major corporations. Professional economists work for banks and other financial businesses; for federal, state and local governments; for large corporations; for colleges and universities; and for other employers. Some are self-employed as consultants or business owners/managers. See more sample careers at NMSU’s Information on Majors:

  • Actuary
  • Bond Trading Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Competitive Pricing Manager
  • Demographer
  • Economic Consultant
  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Economic Forecaster
  • Economic Reporter
  • Economic Statistician
  • Financial Economist
  • Fuels Trader
  • Health Policy Analyst/Planner
  • Intelligence Agent
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Urban/Regional Planner