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Economics

VSU offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Economics, as well as a minor for non-Economics majors. You can learn more about each of these programs in this section.

A degree in economics can prepare you for a number of careers in the private and public sector in fields such as banking, insurance and journalism. According to the Department of Labor Statistics, more than half of all economists work in federal, state and local government offices. They study economic trends in history, apply theories, and make forecasts about the future. They use tools such as statistics, econometrics, and computational models when making decisions.

Economists may analyze issues within a variety of fields. Some economists study the cost of products, healthcare, or energy, for example. Others examine employment levels, business cycles, or exchange rates. Still others analyze the effect of taxes, inflation, or interest rates.

For more details on the career outlook, work environments and income potential for economists, click here.

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